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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Summer Reading

We are often asked by incoming students if they need to do any advance reading.

So our MSc Programme Directors have put together their 'summer reading' recommendations for you.

This summer reading is not compulsory in any way, but aims to give you a sense of themes/topics you will be exploring during your MSc studies with us.

Programme Summer Reading
Africa & International Development MSc Africa & International Development - Summer Reading
African Studies MSc African Studies - Summer Reading
Comparative Public Policy MSc Comparative Public Policy - Summer Reading
Digital Society MSc Digital Society - Summer Reading
Global Environment, Politics & Society (GEPS) MSc GEPS - Summer Reading
Global Health Policy MSc Global Health Policy - Summer Reading
Health Policy MSc Health Policy - Summer Reading
International & European Politics MSc International & European Politics - Summer Reading
International Political Theory
  • Fiction: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (2016)
  • Non-fiction:  Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World by Samuel Moyn (2018)
International Relations These are suggestions and not requirements!
  • War and the Liberal Conscience by Michael Howard
  • The Quiet American by Graham Greene
International Relations of the Middle East programmes
  • International Relations of the Middle East by Louise Fawcett (2017)
  • A History of the Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani (2013)
  • The Modern Middle East: A Political History Since the First World War by Mehran Kamrava (2011)
Policy Studies MSc Public Policy - Summer Reading
Master of Social Work (MSW) MSW - Summer Reading
Sociology and Global Change MSc Sociology and Global Change - Summer Reading