Taught course

Political Theory

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Politics
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You’ll need a first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a UK university, or an equivalent grade from overseas.

A degree in philosophy, politics or a related subject is preferred, although we'll consider applicants from a wide range of disciplines, particularly if they can demonstrate other experience relevant to the programme.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MA is designed for students with an interest in contemporary political philosophy and its historical underpinnings. You'll study topics such as global justice, the environment, feminism, capitalism, equality, democracy and international political theory.

The course is taught jointly by the Departments of Philosophy and Politics, both leading departments in the UK with international reputations for teaching and research.

Teaching
You’ll learn through lectures, seminars and tutorials. You’ll write a long essay for each module and a dissertation. If you’re going on to a PhD you may choose to write a PhD proposal.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 overall with 6 in each component, or equivalent.

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

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
phi-pgadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 0587