Politics and International Relations (US Politics) - MA / MRes

The US is the sole superpower of our multi-polar world and a vital force in international politics. Yet its global dominance is being challenged and domestically it is riven by competition and contentious personalities and debates. This course invites you to delve into the changing place of the US in the world, explore the personalities and power behind the Oval Office, and examine the impact of the iconic civil rights movement on American politics and culture. Conduct research alongside our leading political scientists as you refine your debating skills and analyse contemporary issues. With these skills, you'll be ready to pursue a range of careers in government, foreign affairs and international organisations.

Month of entry

  • September, January

Mode of study

  • Full time, Part time


Subject area

  • Politics and International Relations

Fees for 2024/25 academic year

  • UK - Full time £9,800 per year. Part time £5,400 per year.
    International - £19,500 per year.

Duration of study

  • Full time 1 year, Part time 2 years

Why study Politics and International Relations (US Politics) at Keele University?

Keele has a longstanding reputation for high quality research in Politics and International Relations
Opportunity to tailor your programme based on your interests and career aspirations
High staff-to-student ratio, small-group teaching, supportive and inclusive learning environment
Research expertise in British, European, American, Middle East and international politics, and in international relations and security studies
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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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