First degree: Normally a minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree or overseas equivalent. However applications will be considered on a case by case basis. Alternative entry requirements: We will consider students from non-traditional backgrounds on the basis of the submission of a substantial essay on philosophy, or demonstrable research experience, and an interview. Interviews may be held in cases where the entry requirements are not formally fulfilled, and essays may also be requested.
Months of entry
Royal Holloway's MA in Political Philosophy offers advanced training in key issues and thinkers in contemporary political thought, from both Anglo-American and Continental political perspectives. Our political philosophers have research and teaching interests in applied analytical political theory (with issues including immigration, citizenship and the politics of recognition), post-Nietzschean theories of identity and post-identity politics, democratic theory and pragmatist philosophy.
Information for international students
English language requirements: IELTS 6.5, with 7 in writing, TOEFL (iBT) 88 with 26 in writing, or equivalent, for non-native English speaking applicants. Please visit royalholloway.ac.uk/international
Fees and funding
Please visit our fees and funding page
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Professor Andrew Bowie