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Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

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Overview

  • You will study the ideas that have shaped our political and ideological traditions, focusing on the study of key thinkers, such as John Locke, Karl Marx and Michel Foucault
  • We employ analytical and institutional approaches to debate the history of political ideas and changing perceptions of money, work and commerce
  • You’ll benefit from an active research culture with seminar series and highly successful annual postgraduate conference
  • Tailor your degree to your interests with an array of optional modules including Problems and Texts in Social and Political Thought, Sources in Modernity and Post-Modernity and Contemporary Ethics

Course content

The MA Political Thought gives you the opportunity to study the thinkers who have shaped the modern world – Locke, Hegel, Marx and others – as well as more recent debates in social and political theory. It draws upon the diverse interests of our lecturers; refers to both Anglo-American and ‘Continental’ literatures; and employs analytical and institutional approaches.

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Entry Requirements

We are looking for graduates with a 2:1 or above in their first degree. While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you have a high 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.

Applicants are also required to meet our English language requirements. Please see our website for details.



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There are a number of ways to fund postgraduate study including: scholarships, studentships, wages, bursaries, savings, inheritance, and, increasingly, alternative methods such as crowdfunding and philanthropy. The options available may depend on your fee status or other criteria.

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