Postcolonial Politics

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This Masters provides students with an introduction to the advanced study of Postcolonial Studies. In particular, the programme is designed to facilitate a critical awareness of the theory and practice of Postcolonial Studies in the contemporary world.
The degree also incorporates a significant Research Training and Development component designed to provide students with general research and transferable skills.
This degree provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge, understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas:

* The assumptions, theories and practices that have defined traditional studies of relations between developed and underdeveloped states, and the alternative conceptualisation provided by Postcolonial Studies
* Key concepts in Postcolonial Studies, e.g. hybridity, power and resistance
* An ability to relate general theoretical issues and debates of postcolonialism to particular case studies and conditions
* The basic principles of research design and strategy
* A range of methodological and analytical skills applicable in a wide variety of research contexts; and,
* The significance of alternative epistemological positions that provide the context for theory construction, research design and the selection of appropriate analytical techniques.

The core modules are currently as follows:

* Postcolonial Politics 1: Power, Colonialism and Identity
* Postcolonial Politics 2: Development, Democracy, Resistance

Optional Modules Many core modules can be taken as options by Specialist pathway students on other Masters degree schemes in the Department (with the exception of core modules that are already oversubscribed). The department teaches a number of dedicated Masters options each year. Masters optional modules in recent years have included: Theory and Practice of International Political Community; Security and Defence Policy in the European Union; International Legitimacy since 1648; and The Vietnam Syndrome and American Foreign Policy.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that every option listed here will be available each year.

The admissions requirements for the Masters programmes are as follows: * The minimum basic entry requirement for a Masters degree is normally an Honours Degree (Class 2 Division 1) or equivalent (eg. for US students, a Grade Point Average of 3.2). * Candidates who do not meet this standard will be considered on a case-by-case basis. In such circumstances candidates will normally be interviewed as part of the application process. * It is not necessary to have a first degree in international politics or a related subject, but we will need evidence that gives us confidence that you can complete the course successfully. * Prospective Masters students should ensure that they have arranged with referees for their references to be available as required. * Non-native English speakers are required to take a University recognised test of academic English language proficiency with required minimum proficiency levels equating to an IELTS score of 7.0 or a TOEFL score of 610 (paper based test) or 250 (computer based) with an essay rating of 5.5. Applicants who have successfully undertaken a Bachelors degree in a UK University are exempt from this requirement. English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C)
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