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  Social and Political Thought - MA


University of Sussex    School of Media, Arts and Humanities

Full time & Part time September MA 1 Year Full Time / 2 Years Part Time
Politics & Government (30) Sociology (33)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MA in Social and Political Thought at Sussex University. Delve into the rich tapestry of social theory, political theory, and philosophy, exploring historical traditions and contemporary developments. This interdisciplinary course offers a unique blend of empirical and normative analysis, guided by expert faculty in European historical tradition and contemporary thought. Uncover a diverse range of modules, from Hegel and Marx to ethics and normativity, allowing you to tailor your learning experience. Gain invaluable insights into social movements, democratic practices, and the philosophy of race. Graduates are equipped for diverse career paths in law, media, NGOs, government, and academia. With a focus on critical thinking and practical problem-solving, this programme nurtures clear thought and skilled analysis. Elevate your career prospects and intellectual prowess with the MA in Social and Political Thought. Join us and become part of a legacy of influential alumni.

About the course

Our MA brings together social theory, political theory and philosophy. You learn about the history of social and political thought and study political and social movements. You’ll cover both historical traditions and contemporary developments.

This is an interdisciplinary course. We bridge subject boundaries and use both empirical and normative analysis. You’ll learn from our faculty’s specialised knowledge of selected areas in contemporary thought and the major European historical tradition.

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Entry Requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in a humanities or social sciences subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.




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