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Politics postgraduate student in the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons
MA Political Science - Philosophy and Political Theory
Learn to connect philosophical arguments to political situations.

MA Political Science - Philosophy and Political Theory / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Arts
12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
Entry requirements

UK 2:1 (Hons) degree (or international equivalent) in philosophy, or a degree with philosophy as a component (eg PPE).

Please supply your degree transcript with details of the courses you have taken and marks obtained (if available).

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Useful information;

  • There is NO application fee.
  • International (non UK/EU) are advised to apply by 1 June.
  • UK/EU can apply up until 1 September.
  • We DO NOT require references, but please indicate the names of two referees on your form and we will request them if necessary.
  • Personal statement NOT required.
  • Writing Sample - ALL applications should be accompanied by a writing sample, which demonstrates that the candidate has the analytical capacities and writing skills required to undertake masters level research in Philosophy.  You may submit a normal-length essay that you have written for a philosophy module as your writing sample

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

  • You are interested in politics and philosophy and the interactions between these disciplines
  • You want to learn in small, intensive, discussion-based seminar groups
  • You are interested in opportunities to connect abstract philosophical arguments to concrete political situations

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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £18,000
  • MA (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
    International students (per annum): £9,000

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
0161 275 1296
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