Entry requirements

Normally a 1st or 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university. Appropriate subjects include Politics, Philosophy, History, and Sociology.

Learn more at the entry requirements page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA Political Thought gives you the opportunity to study the thinkers who have shaped the modern world – Locke, Hegel, Marx and others – as well as more recent debates in social and political theory. It draws upon the diverse interests of our lecturers; refers to both Anglo-American and ‘Continental’ literatures; and employs analytic and institutional approaches.

As a graduate of this programme you will have a broad knowledge of classic debates in the history of political ideas and of changing perceptions of money, work and commerce. You will also have the opportunity to take a wide range of options in subjects including philosophy of social science, science and technology studies, and theories of revolution.

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,500 (full-time) £4,250 (part-time)
International students
£17,500 (full-time)

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
SSIS Student Recruitment Office
Email
ssis-admissions@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1392 723192