This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change. Many take on roles within their home governments, and a substantial number find jobs with non-governmental organisations , working in their home countries or abroad. Some work for a research institutes or provide research for business, and a small number have also gone on to PhD study.

  • Make the most of career opportunities and social activities, theatre, museums, music and more.
  • The School will always notify the affected parties as early as practicably possible and propose any viable and relevant alternative options.
  • Despite the busy feel of the surrounding area, many of the streets around campus are pedestrianised, meaning the campus feels like a real community.
  • The GEC’s research focus is on contemporary policy challenges to Europe and its nation states, the engagement with policy-makers and policy-shapers is at the core of its activities.
  • We welcome applications from all suitable qualified prospective students and want to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation, irrespective of their background.
  • Please tick here if you would like to receive further information by email or SMS about the courses available at the University of Kent, including information about relevant future events, scholarships, and other general information.

The Centre for Critical Thought is an exciting multidisciplinary initiative across both the Social Sciences and Humanities Faculties, co-ordinated by staff in Politics and International Relations, Law and Italian Studies. It enables staff and students interested in cutting-edge critical thought to discuss their work together and to explore the insights of interdisciplinary collaboration. In addition, it serves as a forum for distinguished lectures, seminars and an annual workshop. The Annual Kent Lecture in Political and Social Thought is the headline lecture series and recent speakers have included Professor Bernard Stiegler, Professor Chantal Mouffe and Professor William Outhwaite. All students interested in contemporary critical thought are encouraged to become members while at Kent.

Fee Reduction

The University uses academic selection criteria to determine an applicant’s ability to successfully complete a course at the University of Essex. Where appropriate, we may ask for specific information relating to previous modules studied or work experience. Our MSc Global and Comparative Politics will help you develop key employability skills which will make you attractive in both the public and private sector, including analytical reasoning, research, communication, and essay-writing.

You can choose which module to study from the available options for this component. There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the qualification if you fail. UCL Political Science is recognised as a centre of excellence in the field and offers a uniquely stimulating environment for the study of democracy and comparative politics. I initially chose the LSE for academic purposes, because it is such a respected institution and also because of the programme of my degree.

The Sage Handbook Of Comparative Politics

Our academic staff work on topics ranging from international conflict and violence to British elections, and from the obligations of the younger generation to why authoritarian leaders welcome natural disasters. Some of the biggest names in the field work at Essex, giving you unparalleled access to some of the best minds in politics. Our staff are advising the CIA on counter-terrorism, training politicians and civil servants in democratising countries, and commentating on political events in national and international media. Explaining variations in governance models and their impacts on local climate change policy” (Jan.2020-Dec. 2022) involves multi-level analysis of climate policy in Germany, Sweden and the UK.

You work for two Masters degrees, one at Essex and another at a prestigious university across the globe, gaining them both in a shorter time than studying them separately. This unique opportunity gives you a competitive edge when applying for jobs or prepares you for PhD study. Students on the programme get to know each other and their lecturers well, in a setting of small class sizes. London features a wealth of seminars, conferences, and other events on democratic topics. These provide a means for students to expand their knowledge and to extend their professional networks in advance of entering the job market.

Chat to our staff and students Find out what it’s like to live and study at Essex from those who are already here. For programme structure, entry requirements and how to apply, visit the Politics and International Relations programme. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

However, members of the broader comparative politics group use a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods in their research. Through our imprint ECPR Press and via the OUP Comparative Politics book series, we publish research by, and for the political science community. We encourage potential research students to refer to our postgraduate research handbook for detailed information. Although sometimes we have specific PhD research projects related to funding awards, most of our research students choose their own research topics. Once you have decided on the nature of your project, you should then contact the member of staff in the School whose expertise and interests most closely match your area of research and ask them if they will act as your supervisor.