Taught course

International Political Theory (MLitt)

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

Entry requirements

A strong 2.1 Honours degree.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

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 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.

Modules

All International Political Theory MLitt students take two compulsory and two optional modules over the course of the programme. You may, with permission, take modules from other MLitt programmes in the School of International Relations or from another School.

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,360
International students
EU: £10,360  Overseas: £20,980

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MPhil

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
irpgt@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 1944