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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Course description

This course is taught jointly by the Departments of Philosophy and Politics. It’s designed to help you develop advanced knowledge and understanding of political philosophy.

The MA teaches you the research skills you need for a PhD in political theory or a related subject.

Core modules

  • Political Philosophy Research Seminar
  • Dissertation

Other modules include

Research seminars in:

  • History of Philosophy
  • Morals and Other Values
  • Mind and Language
  • Metaphysics and Epistemology
  • Cognitive Studies

Modules including:

  • Human Rights
  • Politics and Global Migration
  • The Politics of International Law

Teaching and assessment

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.

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Joanne Renshaw
Email
j.renshaw@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 0587