Taught course

International Political Theory

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of International Relations
Qualifications
MLittMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum of an Upper Second Class (2.1) UK Honours Degree or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in International Political Theory provides students with a dynamic and systematic understanding of how political theory can be brought to bear on world affairs.

Course highlights

  • The course offers a uniquely deep focus on both the history of political thought and contemporary political theory.
  • This programme is ideal for further academic work leading to a PhD at St Andrews or elsewhere.
  • The MLitt in International Political Theory prepares students for a wide range of professional fields including law, policy research and consultancy, NGOs, charities, international organisations, civil service and publishing.

Teaching format

The MLitt in International Political Theory is a one year taught postgraduate programme run by the School of International Relations. The programme commences in September and ends the following August.

The programme consists of four taught modules taken over two semesters and a 15,000-word dissertation in an area of your choice.

Modules are taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials with average lecture sizes ranging from 20 to 30 students and tutorial sizes ranging from 1 to 15 students. Assessment methods include a combination of examination and coursework.

Every MLitt student is assigned a dissertation supervisor who will advise on the choice of subject and provide guidance throughout the research process.

Information for international students

A high proportion of IR postgraduates are overseas students. Overseas student whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of English language competency e.g. IELTS band 7.0 overall. More information is available from http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/elt/entry/

Fees and funding

UK students
£9870
International students
£20370

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MPhil

full time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation34 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
irpgt@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1334 461944