All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.
Months of entry
This is a degree in political philosophy, with especial emphases on normative political theory and the history of political thought.
It aims to equip students with the intellectual skills to think philosophically/theoretically about international affairs, including the relevance of the distinction national/international. Students will:
- identify and analyse the normative issues arising in the sphere of global social, economic, political and security relations;
- understand how to apply, and when to amend, existing resources of political theory to political issues beyond the horizon of the nation-state;
- evaluate policy in international affairs from the standpoint of normative principle;
- examine normative standards exemplified by existing international institutions;
- formulate research questions and plan, execute and present their findings.
Fees and funding
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Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Team
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