Why study this course at Dundee?
This course offers a comprehensive analysis of international and global political issues. It focuses on some of the most contentious areas of international politics, including transatlantic relations, the future of the European Union and the re-emergence of Russia as a global political force.
It also provides a thorough grounding in the academic study of international politics, focusing on the theoretical approaches and methods of analysis that constitute the bedrock of any serious postgraduate research in this field.
This course is a pathway on the MLitt in Humanities with Specialisation programme.
What is so good about this course?
While Politics at Dundee is big enough to have a real international presence, it is still small and intimate enough to offer a friendly and responsive home for students from all backgrounds. This is more than a mere claim - independent surveys consistently rate politics at Dundee as among the best-received programmes in the country.
The European Institute for Security and Justice (EISJ), director Prof Christian Kaunert, is a major new initiative which examines the wide range of issues from terrorism and national defence to food, energy and health security.
The EISJ looks to provide a broad understanding and analysis of issues of security and justice, drawing on expertise from disciplines as varied as politics and history to anatomy and pathology.
Who should study this course?
The programme is suitable for students who want a springboard for a career related to international politics or who wish to continue postgraduate study in this subject area.
If you need to acquire or improve your foreign language skills to enhance your postgraduate studies, (e.g. to read texts in a native language), you can enrol on a Languages for All course free of charge.
How you will be taught
All the core teaching is conducted 5.30-7.30pm to allow attendance by part-time and full-time students alike. Other classes are scheduled for the mutual convenience of staff and students.
A variety of teaching methods will be used, including: small group teaching, supervised study, seminars and presentations.
How you will be assessed
By assessed coursework, examination and dissertation.
What you will study
The course is taught via a range of core and optional modules, the typical list is given below.
Optional modules allow students to specialise, a typical choice includes:
- International Security of Drugs & Organised Crime
- Russian Politics & Security
- European Union Security
- The Middle East and Terrorism
- Politics and Security in South Asia
- Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Europe
- Human Rights in International Relations
- The EU and China in the International Arena
All students must attempt the Politics dissertation.
Students whose dissertation fails to satisfy the examiners will be awarded the PG Diploma, provided that the taught elements of the course have been successfully completed.
Graduates from the MLitt International Politics and Security have a wide range of career options. The knowledge and research skills gained in this programme would be an excellent basis for working in government, political parties, or the civil service.
The focus of the programme on global issues and affairs provide a strong basis for pursuing a career in international political contexts, such as the European Union or the United Nations.
Alternatively, the programme can be a stepping stone for work in civil society, such as charities, environmental organizations or other international non-profit organizations.
Graduates can also put their communication, research and analytical skills to work in a range of careers in the public or private sectors, including education, finance or the media.
The Masters programme is an excellent basis for undertaking further postgraduate study in International Politics, such as a PhD, with a view to a full-time career in academia or research.
Year of Entry: 2016
Normally an upper second class first degree in Politics, International Relations, International Studies, or a cognate discipline; non-standard entry requirements may be accepted in special cases by the programme convener with the approval of the Politics Research Committee.
English Language Requirement
English Language Programmes
We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.
The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.
|Fee status||Fees for students starting 2016/17|
|Scottish, Rest of UK and EU students||£4,500 per year of study
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£12,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for international applicants
Please read the Postgraduate "How to Apply" section for information on how to upload relevant documents to UKPASS before proceeding with your application.
Dr Sarah Leonard
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