Masters degrees

We offer a wide range of taught Masters (MA and MSc) programmes, as well as Postgraduate Diplomas, Certificates and other qualifications that can be taken on a full-time, part-time or modular basis. For most Masters degree programmes you need to have a good degree (usually at least a 2:1) or an equivalent qualification in a relevant subject.

Some Masters degrees have additional requirements such as relevant work experience. MA / MSc programmes are a year in duration, while Diploma / Certificate courses are usually nine months (see individual programme descriptions for details). Taught masters programmes are assessed by a combination of coursework, examination and dissertation. Masters degree modules throughout the School.

Degrees and courses throughout the School:

Conflict, Cooperation and Security

Development Management

International Development

By Distance Learning:

Political Science

International Political Economy

International Relations

Local Government Studies

Masters degree modules

See a full list of Available Masters degree modules throughout the School of Government and Society.

Related courses

The College of Social Sciences offers an Social Research (MA), which forms the basis for all doctoral student methods training.

Enhancing your Student Experience

In the School of Government and Society we offer much more than a degree. As a student here, you have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of events, with some or all of the costs paid for by the School. Some of these are targeted to help you build skills and experience for your CV, others are more open events designed to expose you to high-level speakers on current debates relevant to all G&S students.Find out how we can enhance your experience.

Your studies are a stepping-stone to an influential career. Whether you're looking to work in industry, for a public organisation or charity, or progress further with your academic studies.