School of Social and Political Science

Course Selection


New students on SPS postgraduate taught (MSc programmes) have the opportunity to select elective courses before they arrive. You will be sent an email with instructions and a link to your course selection form. (N.B. Your offer must be unconditional firm to be eligible for course pre-selection).

Before you choose your courses we recommend that you visit the University's visual course selection and programme builder tool, PATH, and use the Programme Builder tool, where you can read course descriptions. Additional programme-specific guidance can be found below - please make sure you read this fully.

The course selection form will be open until Friday 11 September. You can only complete the form once, so take your time. The courses you are enrolled on will appear in your MyEd - don’t worry if not all of your electives appear at the same time. We will get in touch with you if there is an issue with your selection.

Please check your student email account for a link to the course selection form.

Further information can be found here.


Programme Course Selection Guidance
Africa & International Development (AID) MSc AID - Course Selection
African Studies MSc African Studies - Course Selection
Comparative Public Policy MSc Comparative Public Policy - Course Selection
Digital Society MSc Digital Society - Course Selection
Global Challenges No specific guidance - please check PATH
Global Environment, Politics & Society (GEPS) MSc GEPS - Course Selection
Global Health Policy (on campus)

MSc Global Health Policy - Course Selection

Global Health Policy (online) No specific guidance - please check PATH
Global Mental Health and Society MSc Global Mental Health and Society - Course Selection
Health Policy MSc Health Policy - Course Selection
International & European Politics (IEP) MSc IEP - Course Selection
International Development (on campus) MSc International Development - Course Selection
International Development (online) No specific guidance - please check PATH
International Political Theory MSc International Political Theory - Course Selection
International Relations MSc International Relations - Course Selection
International Relations of the Middle East (IRoME) programmes MSc IRoME programmes - Course Selection
Medical Anthropology MSc Medical Anthropology - Course Selection
Management of the Bioeconomy, Innovation & Governanance MSc Management of the Bioeconomy, Innovation & Governanance - Course Selection
Nationalism Studies MSc Nationalism Studies - Course Selection
Public Policy MSc Public Policy - Course Selection
Science and Technology in Society No specific guidance - please check PATH
Social Anthropology MSc Social Anthropology - Course Selection
Social Research MSc Social Research - Course Selection
Master of Social Work (MSW) All courses compulsory - no course selection required
Sociology and Global Change MSc Sociology and Global Change - Course Selection
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