Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in history or another humanities or social sciences subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MA builds on Sussex’s long tradition of innovation and expertise in intellectual history.

Exploring the major transformations and discourses in intellectual life since 1500, you’ll focus on:

  • the history of political ideas
  • religious and economic thought
  • the Enlightenment
  • the history of science.


Democracy and rights, war and empire, and toleration and persecution are all studied historically. You explore the ideas of thinkers through their literary texts and their practical contexts.

Genuinely interdisciplinary in approach, the course examines the interrelations between philosophy, politics, science, religion and literature in Britain, Europe, North America and China.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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