Taught course

Political Theory

University of Sheffield · Department of Politics

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in philosophy, politics or a related subject.

We will also consider your application if you have a degree in an unrelated subject, especially if you can demonstrate other experience relevant to the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

Deepen your understanding of social and political issues on this course, which is jointly run by the departments of philosophy and politics.

Course description

This course gives you the opportunity to choose from a wide range of modules across the departments of philosophy and politics. Modules cover topics such as freedom, democracy, global justice, environmental change, human rights and international political theory.

You'll explore contemporary political philosophy and its historical underpinnings, and learn how to use political theories to reflect on current social issues. You'll delve into the theoretical debates that shape current political discourse and develop your understanding of the cultural, historical and philosophical contexts surrounding those debates.

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

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

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

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