UK 2:1 (Hons) degree (or international equivalent) in any subject.
Please supply your degree transcript with details of the courses you have taken and marks obtained (if available).
Months of entry
- You want the chance to study a range of interesting and important political problems and questions - and develop strong skills in logic and reasoning
- You would like a course that has wide applicability to a range of politics-related career paths
- You are interested in studying alongside one of the largest and most active political theory research groups in the UK
There has been a long tradition of specialising in the study of political theory at Manchester. Between them, those teaching on this pathway cover a wide variety of fields of interest; from the major debates in contemporary political philosophy (around topics of rights, justice and political morality).
Please see the files to download tab for further information on course units.
Programme Director: Dr Stephen Hood
+44 (0)161 306 6929
Information for international students
IELTS - overall score of 7, including 7 in writing with no further component score below 6.0
TOEFL IBT - overall score of 100 with 25 in each section.
TOEFL code for Manchester is 0757
Scores are valid for 2 years.
For students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, your test score is valid for 2 years preceding the course start date.
Test taken on or after 17 September 2016 - CAS issued June 2018 = Score is VALID
Test taken before 17 September 2016 = Score is INVALID
Please note that CAS statements are issued only when all conditions of the offer have been satisfied, PDF copy of passport received and the offer accepted.
Applicants from certain countries MAY be exempt from having to provide an IELTS or TOEFL score. For further advice please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Sessional English Courses:
If you eligible to do a pre-sessional English course (either 6 weeks or 10 weeks, depending on your English score), you will be required to successfully complete the course at the required level before you are permitted to register on your academic course).
The dates and fees for next summer (2018) are now available on the English Language Centre's website.
Fees and funding
Please see the School's funding page for further information.
Qualification and course duration
MA by research
Course contact details
- School of Social Sciences
- +44 (0) 161 275 1296
- +44 (0) 161 275 2450