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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • We are the leading scholarly society concerned with the research and teaching of political science in Europe, headquartered in the UK with a global membership.
  • The following modules are based on the current course structure and may change in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.

We also offer a Comparative Politics PhD at our postgraduate centre in Brussels. We understand that deciding where and what to study is a very important decision for you. We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities as described on our website. However, if we need to make material changes, for example due to significant disruption, or in response to COVID-19, we’ll let our applicants and students know as soon as possible.

GEC is an interdisciplinary research centre aiming to develop synergies across Politics and International Relations, Economics, Law, Business, History, and European Languages and Culture. The SAGE Handbook of Comparative Politics is an essential resource for researchers in political science, political sociology, political economy, international relations, area studies and all other fields with a comparative political dimension. The objective of this module is to provide a better understanding of democratic political and economic processes in Europe. In the second part, we will examine the institutional foundations of welfare-capitalism and analyse the incentives of different actors (labour unions, employers, lobbyists, etc.) to maintain or undermine certain regulatory arrangements.

Msc International Relations

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.

We offer a wide range of support to individuals and groups of student members who may have specific requirements, interests or responsibilities. Be part of a thriving postgraduate community in a university known internationally for outstanding research and teaching. The Applying to UCL for graduate study session took place in December 2021. The session, covered by our Graduate Admissions and Student Recruitment teams, provides helpful information about the process of applying for graduate study, as well as offering an insight into what we consider to be a competitive application. Graduates of the programme are equipped with the theoretical tools and empirical evidence necessary for entry into the world of government policy, non-governmental organisations, or the private sector.

Description Including Unit Aims

All taught courses are required to include formative coursework which is unassessed. It is designed to help prepare you for summative assessment which counts towards the course mark and to the degree award. LSE uses a range of formative assessment, such as essays, problem sets, case studies, reports, quizzes, mock exams and many others. Summative assessment may be conducted during the course or by final examination at the end of the course . An indication of the formative coursework and summative assessment for each course can be found in the relevantcourse guide, which in 2020 took into account the provision of both online and on campus forms of teaching, learning and assessment.

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.

Our Department of Government is one of the most prestigious in Europe, with an outstanding record of teaching, research and publication. We are 6th in UK for research power in politics and international studies . Want to know more about the Department of Political Science, the degree programmes we offer, our research and student environment?

Programmes

Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking. We also work with the University’s Careers Services to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities. All Essex politics graduates have the distinction of a qualification from one of the world’s leading politics departments. comparative politics, Policy and Governance is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Politics and International Relations research programmes .