Queen's University Belfast


Course Name Politics
Course Provider Queen's University Belfast
Course Code 19372 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Queens University Belfast None
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time
Location (Districts) Belfast
Qualification Letters MA/PgDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Entry year 2020
Application Date How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.
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Duration 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Learning and Teaching
A mix of essays, learning journals, presentations, examination and portfolio projects, including policy briefs.
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Entry Requirements

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Normally a 2.2 Honours degree (minimum 57%) or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a Social Sciences, Humanities or Arts subject or a 2.2 Honours degree (minimum 57%) or above, or equiva...

Number of Places 25

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In this programme students will have the opportunity to study key issues in contemporary politics and normative theory, British Politics, Irish Politics, European Politics, International Relations, Policy, and Comparative Ethnic ...

Course Content

Expand+The aim of the Postgraduate Diploma in Politics is to deepen students' understanding of important contemporary issues in political studies through the enhancement of students' analytical skills, research and writing talent, and capacity for utilising...

Subjects Taught

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Course Details
Students take six taught modules (MA and PGDip) and the Dissertation module (MA) over the course of the academic year. Each taught module is worth 20 credits. The Dissertation is worth 60 credits.

Semester 1

Assessment Method Assessment and Feedback are continuous throughout the course of study.
Assessments associated with the course are outlined below:

Learning journals



Portfolio projects

Continuous assessment

A mix of essays including policy briefs.
Careers or Further Progression

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All of the postgraduate diplomas programmes offered in the School provide our graduates with the skills to pursue a wide range of careers in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional bene...

Further Enquiries Dr Viviane Gravey, Lecturer
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics - Lecturer
email: v.gravey@qub.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 1316
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