Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Political Philosophy

Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Politics and International Relations

Entry requirements

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


Course content

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


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
20 months

Course contact details

Professor Andrew Bowie