Research course

Political Theory

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Law and Politics
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

See our website for details.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

The School has an exceptionally strong research culture with a strong reputation for the quality of the research produced and the growing number of research grants it is attracting. It is home to the renowned Collingwood and British Idealism Centre and attracts visiting scholars from all over the world, most prominently Professors Carole Pateman and Rex Martin both of whom have become Honorary Professors at Cardiff.

The Political Theory Research Unit has an unusual concentration of political theorists and historians of political thought and this enables it to offer supervision across a wide range of research topics, including

  • British idealism
  • Collingwood
  • Contemporary political theory
  • Distributive justice
  • Environmental politics
  • European Enlightenment and Counter-Enlightenment
  • Gender studies
  • Globalisation
  • Global justice
  • History of ideas
  • History of political thought
  • Historiography & historical theory
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Human rights
  • Identity
  • Ideology critique
  • International law
  • International relations
  • Just war
  • Liberalism
  • Multiculturalism
  • Nationalism
  • Normative politicla theory
  • Political theory
  • Žižek

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 0084