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MA in Social and Political Thought


University of Warwick Department of Sociology

Full time & Part time October MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time

About the course

This MA programme provides you with a thorough grounding in the classics of Social and Political Thought and a deep and varied engagement with their 20th and 21st Century offshoots. This course addresses a range of key concepts and ideas that are central to the analysis of contemporary society, politics and culture, including debates over the basis of contemporary capitalism, neoliberalism, biopolitics, ideology, and the fundamental question of what it means to be ‘social’ and/or ‘human’.

Programme content

The degree is structured around two core modules. The first of these is State, Capitalism and Market (convened by Professor Nicholas Gane), which uses theoretical resources such as Michel Foucault’s writings on biopolitics to think analytically and critically about capitalism

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Entry Requirements

2:1 undergraduate degree in in the area of sociology or a closely related subject or equivalent professional experience. In some cases it may be possible to apply for the PG Diploma with a view to upgrading to the MA subject following a satisfactory performance. English Language: IELTS 7.0 with no more than 2 elements at 6.5/6.0 (and none below 6.0), or another accepted language test.


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