Taught course

Social and Political Thought

University of Sussex · School of Law, Politics and Sociology

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in a 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


Course content

Our MA brings together social theory, political theory and philosophy. You learn about the history of social and political thought, and study political and social movements. Our course covers both historical traditions and contemporary developments.

Our research strengths include:

  • social theory (especially Marxism, Hegel, hermeneutics and critical theory)
  • recent democratic, socialist and environmentalist thought and practice
  • the history of political, social and economic thought
  • the philosophy of social science and the sociology of knowledge
  • contemporary political philosophy
  • cosmopolitanism.

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

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