Political Science - Political Theory Pathway (Standard Route) MA

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements: 2:1 (or overseas equivalent) in a Social Science subject for direct MA entry. 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) for Postgraduate Diploma route entry.
  • Academic title
    Political Science - Political Theory Pathway (Standard Route) MA
  • Course description
    Course description

    This programme offers an opportunity to explore some of the key political science and public policy issues of the 21st century. These include examination of the nature and problems of policy making in the contemporary world; how in a globalised world public decision making can be constructed in a way that delivers legitimacy and effective capacity to act; and the impact of governance arrangements on policy outcomes and the relationship between the state and citizens. It also involves in the modules on offer an opportunity to apply insights gleaned in a variety of contemporary settings.

    The programme will appeal to those interested in governance and policy making at any level: neighbourhood, local, national, European and global. It will provide a base for employment in a range of sectors from public service employment at the cutting edge, through corporate responsibility units in the private sector to a variety of non-profit organisations. Students will also benefit from a close connection to the Institute of Political and Economic governance (IPEG). The University established the Institute in Autumn 2002 and its aim is to provide a major focus for research as well as practitioner and academic exchange over governance issues.

    You take 2 core courses in; Understanding Governance and Governance and the Welfare State

    And two compulsory courses; Advanced Research in Politics and Dissertation Research Design

    You then choose a minimum of two courses from the Pathway Specific Module Choices and a maximum of two modules from the Politics Wide Optional Modules.

    Module details

    You take 4 compulsory core courses

    Political Theory Research Training Seminar

    Normative Analysis & Moral Reasoning

    Advanced Research in Politics

    Dissertation Research Design

    Political Theory further module options

    Further options - you choose at least one module from a wide range of course units in Political theory with further options available from within the Politics and Philosophy discipline areas or from the School of Social Science (course unit availability may be subject to alteration).

    Ethics of Killing

    Post Modern Thinkers: Politics and Policy

    Theories of Rights

    Feminism and Political Theory

    Justice and Pluralism

    Global Justice

    Rational Politics

    Democracy: Theory and Practice

    (Course unit availability may be subject to alteration)

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