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School of Social Sciences

Politics postgraduate student in the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons
MA Political Science - European Politics & Policy Pathway (Standard Route)
An in-depth investigation into Europe's major political frameworks.

MA Political Science - European Politics & Policy Pathway (Standard Route) / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Arts
12 Months. [Full-Time] 24 Months [Part-Time]
Entry requirements

UK 2:1 (Hons) degree (or international equivalent) in any subject.

Please supply your degree transcript with details of the courses you have taken and marks obtained (if available).

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

To request a copy of the Postgraduate prospectus for the School of Social Sciences please email

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

  • You would like to study at one of the strongest centres for European politics in the UK
  • You want a course that builds on comparative European perspectives and offers an excellent range of modules
  • You would like a flexible course structure allowing for a level of specialisation

Course Director: Dr Paul Tobin, email;

Open days

For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit open days and visits


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £18,000
  • MA (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
    International students (per annum): £9,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.


Please see the School's funding page for further information.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Zoe Woodend
+ 44 (0) 161 275 1296
+ 44 (0) 161 275 2450
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