Postgraduate, leading to a Master of Letters (MLitt)
- Start date: 6 September 2021
- End date: varies depending on how long you take to complete the course.
Information about all programmes from previous years of entry can be found in the archive.
Minimum three years part time; maximum five years part time
Students are required to have at least one of the following qualifications for entry to the programme:
- A good 2.1 Honours degree in political science, international relations, social sciences or other relevant discipline.
- A good 2.1 Honours degree in any other discipline; successful applicants from other disciplines will likely receive a conditional offer should they be unable to provide evidence of relevant professional experience or prior knowledge.
- Significant professional or other relevant experience alongside evidence of prior alternative learning such as professional qualifications or certifications.
If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements. Students will also need English language proficiency - see English language tests and qualifications.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.
Home: £2,000 per module, £3,900 MLitt dissertation module
Overseas: £4,040 per module, £8,080 MLitt dissertation module
30 June 2021. Applicants should apply as early as possible to be eligible for certain scholarships and for international visa purposes.
- CV or résumé
- personal statement explaining how this programme will enhance your professional development (1,000 words)
- sample of previous academic written work or a piece on "Terrorism is a written term" (2,000 words)
- two original signed academic or professional references
- academic transcripts and degree certificates
- evidence of English language proficiency (required if English is not your first language).
Applicants may be required to attend an online interview as part of the application process.
For more guidance, see supporting documents and references for postgraduate taught programmes.