Disability and Wellbeing Service– they are experts in long-term health conditions, sensory impairments, mental health and specific learning difficulties. They offer confidential and free services such asstudent counselling,apeer support schemeand arrangingexam adjustments.They run groups and workshops. One of our research strengths lies in studying these issues across several countries, regime types and policy sectors. Politics at Kent was ranked 6th in the UK for graduate prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2017. Our graduates have gone on to careers in academia, local and national government and public relations.
As a result, we are now part of the South East ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, making us one of the key training outlets in our subject in the UK. Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by countryand other relevant information. Due to visa restrictions, students who require a student visa to study cannot study part-time unless undertaking a distance or blended-learning programme with no on-campus provision. We offer a number of postgraduate taught dual awards with our international partners.
Students enjoy regular meetings with a supervisor and supervisory team, and are also given opportunities to collaborate with other members of staff through the staff research seminar and the activities of the four research centres. Home to 15,000 students from more than 130 countries, our Colchester Campus is the largest of our three sites, making us one of the most internationally diverse campuses on the planet – we like to think of ourselves as the world in one place. Before you apply, please check our information about necessary documents that we’ll ask you to provide as part of your application.
The programme is methodologically eclectic yet rigorous, with an emphasis on historical approaches. Regional foci include Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, India, China and South-East Asia. You can choose a specialism allowing you to develop deeper expertise on any of these subject areas within comparative politics. This book seems better suited for an intro to political science course than a junior level course on comparative politics. While Patrick H. O’Neill and Ronald Rogowski’s Essential Readings in Comparative Politics, (WW.Norton, 2004) has its own shortcomings, it provides a starting idea of how such a textbook could/should be.
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- One of our research strengths lies in studying these issues across several countries, regime types and policy sectors.
- This module seeks to provide students with an overview of how political scientists study the social world and the types of questions they ask.
Attention is consistently given to opportunities for employment following the programme. Regular gatherings of students and programme alumni facilitate an active exchange of information regarding careers and opportunities, and a Facebook networking group sustains these relationships. If, in the future, the increases to regulated fees permitted by law or government policy exceed the rate of inflation, we reserve the right to increase fees to the maximum permitted level. If we intend to exercise this extended right to increase tuition fees, we will let you know by the end of June in the academic year before the one in which we intend to exercise that right. Kent’s Graduate School co-ordinates the Researcher Development Programme for research students, which includes workshops focused on research, specialist and transferable skills. Kent has been at the forefront of conflict negotiation and resolution for almost 50 years.
LSE Library–founded in 1896, the British Library of Political and Economic Science is the major international library of the social sciences. It stays open late, has lots of excellent resources and is a great place to study. As an LSE student, you’ll have access to a number of other academic libraries in Greater London and nationwide. LSE Faith Centre– this is home to LSE’s diverse religious activities and transformational interfaith leadership programmes, as well as a space for worship, prayer and quiet reflection. It is also a space for wellbeing classes on campus and is open to all students and staff from all faiths and none. Members of the group also have a range of geographic expertise and conduct research on political phenomena in Britain, Continental Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
St Philips Medical Centre– based in Pethwick-Lawrence House, the Centre provides NHS Primary Care services to registered patients. Class teachers and seminar leaders– they will be able to assist with queries relating to specific courses. For the most up-to-date list of optional courses please visit the relevant School Calendar page. 1) Take a note of the UK qualifications we require for your programme of interest (found in the ‘Entry requirements’ section of this page.
Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Democracy and Comparative Politics. Graduates from our MSc have gone on to successful careers in politics, media, NGOs, Foreign Service, finance and academia. I have learned a great deal, both in terms of content as well as in research skills. It broadened my horizons, it greatly extended my network connections and I made great friends with whom I keep in contact to this day. Student Services Centre– our staff here can answer general queries and can point you in the direction of other LSE services.
Living in London, with all that it has to offer, was just as, if not more, important. It opened doors and new opportunities that I would never have had elsewhere. I would encourage students to take advantage of the fact that you are in London. Most organisations, NGOs, think-tanks and so on have some sort of office or representation there.
Furthermore, we will study how coordinated and liberal capitalism types responded to challenges such as globalisation and deindustrialization. A large part of the module is devoted to studying the power-sharing arrangements in the European Union. In this context, we will analyse the new trade agreements the EU has struck in light of rising global trade tensions, and what the euro crisis, influx of refugees, and disintegration referendums might mean for the future of the EU. The module also provides an accessible introduction to research design and methods that political scientists have used to address these topics.