Taught course

Political and Legal Theory

University of Warwick · Department of Politics and International Studies

Entry requirements

2:i degree (or equivalent) in Politics and International Studies or a closely related subject (however, all serious applications from other disciplines will be considered); a strong personal statement

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

Are you interested in studying political, legal and moral philosophy to an advanced level? This MA encourages you to consider how normative analysis can be addressed to matters of public concern.

The programme brings together expertise from Law and Philosophy into a core module on Political and Legal Theory.

This distinctive, interdisciplinary approach is supported through further close co-operation with the Centre for Ethics, Law and Public Affairs, which is based in our Department. The course provides an advanced introduction to the central normative conceptions and the debates they have generated, which you can explore in more detail through a wide range of optional modules.

With a real-world focus, the course trains you to assess implications of different approaches for public policy, institutional design and the law. Our alumni consistently secure graduate- and professional-level jobs soon after graduation in a range of sectors, including politics and policymaking, NGOs, journalism, business and finance, law and academia.

Information for international students

For guidance on English language requirements, please visit this page: www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/language

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

There are several funding opportunities available for students applying for this course. These include external awards, wider University awards and departmental scholarships. Details can be found here:


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585