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MA Political Theory
MA Political Theory

MA Political Theory

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

2:1 or equivalent. We are willing to consider applicants with lower qualifications, particularly if you have high marks in relevant modules and/or appropriate professional experience. Additional information may be requested.

English Requirements

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS, 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component

  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency, 176, minimum 169 in each component

  • Duolingo, 110, minimum 100 in all other components

  • LanguageCert, B2 Communicator High Pass with 33/50 in each component

  • PTE Academic, 61, minimum 55 in each component

  • TOEFL, 87, minimum 21 in each component

  • Trinity ISE III, Merit in all requirements

Course Information

Address some of the most pressing questions in political life. What is politics for - to bring real freedom and equality for all human beings, to realise justice, or to prevent human beings from killing one another in large numbers? What do we owe the global poor? Can we close our borders? Where does power lie in democracies?

On this course, you’ll explore these topics in greater depth and from different perspectives. The course draws on our internationally recognized teaching and research strengths in analytical political philosophy, intellectual history and critical theory.

You'll be encouraged to attend regular research seminars, where the best current work in political theory is presented by staff and eminent guest speakers from all over the world.

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Core modules

You will take core modules which may include:

  • Approaches to Political Theory 

Option modules

You'll choose option modules from the list below throughout your time here with us. This selection will allow you to develop expertise in the areas that you feel most passionate about: 

  • Contemporary Issues in International Political Economy 

  • Critical Theories of International Political Economy 

  • Critical Theory 

  • Ethics and World Politics

  • Governing for the Environment 

  • Justice, Legitimacy and Democracy 

  • New Security Challenges

  • Politics of Migration 

  • Themes and Theories in International Relations

  • Topics in the History of Political Thought 

Please note our modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff. Further information about each module can be found on our module catalogue. 

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Charity officer

  • Civil Servant Fast Streamer

  • Government social researcher

  • Policy adviser

  • Political risk analyst

  • Human resources officer

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance - Single: 300 (£) per year

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