MA Political Theory
Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Department of Politics, Faculty of Social Sciences
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About the course
Course description 2017
This course is taught jointly by the Departments of Philosophy and Politics. It’s designed to help you develop advanced knowledge and understanding of political philosophy.
The MA teaches you the research skills you need for a PhD in political theory or a related subject.
- Political Philosophy Research Seminar
Other modules include
Research seminars in:
- History of Philosophy
- Morals and Other Values
- Mind and Language
- Metaphysics and Epistemology
- Cognitive Studies
- Human Rights
- Politics and Global Migration
- The Politics of International Law
Teaching and assessment
You’ll learn through lectures, seminars and tutorials. You’ll write a long essay for each module and a dissertation.
If you’re going on to a PhD you may choose to write a PhD proposal.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
You’ll need a first-class or 2:1 honours degree.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
If you qualify, you may be able to get financial support through the University's studentships and fee waivers, and the AHRC Block Grant Partnership.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.