Taught course

History of Political Thought and Intellectual History

Queen Mary, University of London · History

Entry requirements

An upper second class first degree within the broad field of the humanities (or overseas equivalent).

We actively encourage applications from students who have developed an interest in any aspect of the history of political thought, intellectual history, or the history of philosophy.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA provides a rare opportunity to be taught by world-class scholars working across the University of London in the fields of intellectual history, the history of political thought and the history of philosophy.

This joint programme is run by University College London (UCL) and Queen Mary University of London. The programme brings together research and academics from institutions such as Birkbeck, University of London, the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), King's College London (KCL), UCL, Queen Mary and Royal Holloway, University of London, to provide a range of expertise.

You’ll be taught by staff from the departments of History, Law, Modern Languages and Literature, Philosophy, and Politics.

In addition to the use of UCL and Queen Mary libraries, you will have access to outstanding research libraries, including the British Library, Senate House Library, the Warburg Institute Library, the Wellcome Library, the IHR Library and the Dr. Williams Library.

You’ll also be offered optional language training in a modern European language, or in ancient or medieval Latin.

You are encouraged to participate in the research programme and events hosted by the Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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