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MAPolitical Theory

Tuition fee £16,000 per year
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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.

Through close critical reading, you will familiarise yourself with important works of contemporary political and moral philosophy. We’ll teach you how to reason and argue with your peers through difficult and sometimes controversial ideas.

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.

Programme structure

Core module

Political Philosophy Research Seminar

Optional modules

Other modules include research seminars in:
History of Philosophy
Morals and Other Values
Mind and Language
Metaphysics and Epistemology
Cognitive Studies

And modules including:
Human Rights, Politics and Global Migration, The Politics of
International Law




You’ll be assessed continuously through essays.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States