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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

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Course type


Course Summary

The MA in Politics gives you stimulating high level training in the core components of contemporary political study, and a solid grounding in research skills and theoretical approaches to politics. You then select options that focus on global, comparative and British politics, as well as political theory and philosophy. This degree is enriched by the chance of work-based placement learning, either through the Wales for Africa programme or through placements arranged with government organisations in Wales.

The Graduate Centre of the College of Arts and Humanities is designed to promote individual and collaborative research activity of international standard. It offers a supportive environment for those pursuing postgraduate research and taught master’s study, as well as training to enhance academic and professional development.

You will develop a deep level of knowledge around politics and political study, as well as excellent oral and writing skills. Graduates of the MA in Politics go on to careers in government and politics, humanitarian organisations, business, media and PR.

Different course options

Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Approaches to Political Theory (20 Credits) - Core
Conceptual Issues In the Theory and Practice of Social Sciences (20 Credits) - Core
Comparative Governance in Complex Systems (20 Credits) - Core
Democracy and Constitutional Design (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally a lower second (average 55 per cent) or above or equivalent.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more

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