Taught course

Philosophy and Politics

University of Brighton · School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

Degree and experience
Normally a 2:1 or better undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. Candidates with a 2:2 or lower or who do not have a degree will still be considered for admission if they can demonstrate suitable professional experience or substantial experience of the subject area.

You will normally be interviewed so that we can assess your potential to study at masters level.

Months of entry


Course content

Study key concepts in political philosophy through the lens of some of the most challenging issues of today.

This MA takes a radical and decolonised approach to philosophy. You will engage with a distinctive programme of contemporary radical theory and politics, and consider themes such as populism, climate change, gender oppression migration, neoliberalism, racism and decolonial struggles.

We offer a rich environment for critical theory and progressive political work; the University of Brighton is internationally recognised for its Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics which researches the links between philosophy, critical theory, global ethics and other disciplines.

We host regular conferences and workshops, visits from many of the theorists that you will read, and reading groups with PhD students.

You have the option to undertake a placement, preparing you for your future career, or the chance to prepare for doctoral research.

Our courses are reviewed and enhanced on an ongoing basis in order to make sure that what you learn with us is relevant and that your course enables you to develop appropriate skills. When you apply to study with us, we will inform you of any new developments in your chosen programme.

Fees and funding

Scholarships, bursaries and loans

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students. Bursaries and loans may also be available to you.

Find out more about postgraduate fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    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

Course enquiries
01273 644644