The Department of Politics, Philosophy and International Relations offers a portfolio of five taught postgraduate programmes leading to a Master of Arts (MA) degree based on one year of study (on a full-time basis). Most include an extended variant which allows students to spend a semester abroad. Students can also enrol on a full time or part-time basis and study for a certificate (60 credits) or diploma (120 credits), rather than a degree (180 credits).
Most programmes are taught by the department’s staff, but some involve collaboration with other departments or schools, especially in the provision of optional modules. Our postgraduate students come both from the UK and Europe but also from Asia, Africa, the Americas and the Pacific, bringing an international and North-South flavour to our offering and overseas students can apply for a series of scholarships based on study with us, including Chevening and Commonwealth Scholarships.
Each MA programme includes compulsory modules as well as several optional modules recommended by the department (see details by programme below). Students can avail, however, of the large postgraduate module offering of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
To identify the constituent schools and departments of the faculty: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanities-and-socialsciences/
To check the modules offered by these schools and departments, see the university module catalogue, https://intranet.swan.ac.uk/catalogue/default.asp .
For further advice on the module options available by programme, please contact the department’s postgraduate lead, Dr Gerard Clarke (firstname.lastname@example.org ).