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MA in Research in Politics & International Studies

Duration: Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Political Science or a related degree. In other cases it may be possible to apply for the Diploma with a view to upgrading to MA subject to a satisfactory performance

English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B

This programme, recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), is an excellent entry point into further academic research or applied careers in policy and politics. Its four core compulsory modules will help you to develop key research skills. The Quantitative Skills module provides analytical and

interpretative training in an area that the ESRC recently identified as a priority area often omitted from more traditional Master’s. Further modules (Qualitative Methods; Explanation in Social Science; and Comparative Politics) will equip you with a comprehensive toolkit to use in your optional module studies.

You will develop key skills including: the ability to interrogate large data sets using SPSS for Windows; semi-structured political interviewing; quantitative methods for comparative politics; and an understanding of the association between functional (social science) and evolutionary (biological) explanations. As an RPAIS alumnus/alumna, you’ll be positioned especially well for careers in professional
research, consultation and academia.

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Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Political Science or a related degree. In other cases it may be possible to apply for the diploma with a view to upgrading to the MA subject to a satisfactory performance.

Please note that Diploma entry is not available on the Double Degrees.

English Language Requirements

Band B, IELTS 7.0

Application
Applications should be made online at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/studymasters

For UK or EU applicants there are no deadlines for applications, however places on taught courses are limited, so you should submit your application as early as possible.

International applicants who require a student visa will need to leave plenty of time for this process. For this reason, international applicants must submit their application by 31 July for courses that begin in September.

Other departments will have earlier deadlines so please check before applying.

(2015/16 fees)

Home/EU
Full-time: £10,840
Part-time: £5,420 (not available for Double Masters degrees)

Overseas
Full-time: £17,740
Part-time: £4,435 (not available for Double Masters degrees)

Funding

A number of departmental funding opportunities are available. Please contact the Departmental Postgraduate Office for more information (paispg@warwick.ac.uk). Details of other funding opportunities, including ESRC funding, are available on the Graduate School website