Taught course

Social and Political Thought

University of Leeds · School of Sociology and Social Policy

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a social science discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Social and Political Thought was launched as a part of the Bauman Institute research and teaching centre, which is dedicated to addressing key social problems that affect rapidly changing societies across the globe.

The Institute is being established in honour of Leeds's Emeritus Professor, Zygmunt Bauman, whose writings on modernity, postmodernity and globalization are celebrated internationally.

This programme will provide you with an advanced grounding in social and political theory, with modules in Contemporary Social Thought, Critical Theory, Liquid Sociology and an extended Dissertation that will allow you the opportunity to evaluate critically and creatively social and political realities at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

It will also encourage you to acquire those core skills that are relevant to a career in academic research or for professional employment in a postgraduate capacity.

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. For details please refer to relevant course website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

University scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students. Find out more at http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment70
Dissertation30 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 113 343 8056