Postgraduate Study in SPIRE

SPIRE currently offers 6 pathways to a Masters in Politics and International Relations:

Our postgraduate learning and teaching is designed to let you develop specialised knowledge in your chosen field whilst gaining a solid grounding in relevant social science theories, approaches and research skills. You will take three core modules and five elective option modules and complete an independent dissertation project.  The course can be completed full time (one year) or part-time (two years) and provides many opportunities for working closely with academics and fellow students in a friendly, research-oriented environment.

All six pathways can be taken either as an MA (Masters of Arts) or an MRes (Master's of Research). An MA offers more subject-based study and less research training than an MRes degree. The MA is therefore more suited to students who wish to continue their studies beyond undergraduate level and to develop an in-depth understanding of a particular aspect of Politics and International Relations.

The MRes includes a substantial research training component. It is specifically designed to provide students with the skills necessary to pursue further research after their Master's, either in a PhD or in employment where research skills are particularly important.

Other Postgraduate and Research courses: