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MA in Political Philosophy

Course Description

The MA in Political Philosophy may be taken as a full-time course (over 12 months) or as a part-time course (over 24 months). It is designed for graduates in the social sciences, philosophy, and history. It provides a wide choice of courses at graduate level, covering major areas in the study of Political Philosophy.

The main difference between this course and the MA in Political Philosophy (The Idea of Toleration) is that the two core courses on Toleration are not compulsory. Students may, however, choose to take them if they so wish.

The MA consists of four taught modules and a dissertation on a topic of the student's own choice. The taught modules are assessed by essays written during the first two terms of the academic year; the dissertation is written during the Summer Term and the Summer vacation, and must be submitted by 30 September. In addition to a personal supervisor, all students are assigned to a dissertation supervisor.

Students registered for the MA in Political Philosophy must take Approaches to the Study of the History of Political Philosophy and Contemporary Political Philosophy.
In addition, students must take a further two modules, to give a total of four modules in all, from a list which may vary from year to year but will normally include the following:

History of the Idea of Toleration
Contemporary Issues in Toleration
Political Integrity
Legal Philosophy
Marxist Theory
Postmodernism and Political Theory

Entry Requirements

2:1, relevant discipline

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