Taught course

Social and Political Thought

Institution
University of Warwick · Department of Sociology
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in the area of sociology or a closely related subject (however, all serious applications from other disciplines will be considered); a strong personal statement

Months of entry

September

Course content

Providing a thorough grounding in the classical traditions of social and political theory, this MA addresses key concepts and ideas that are central to the analysis of contemporary society, politics and culture. These include debates over the basis of contemporary capitalism, neoliberalism and biopolitics, and the fundamental socio-biological question of what it means to be ‘human’. The programme anchors many of these debates and concerns within the history of social and political thought.

You’ll study two core modules. The first — State, Capitalism and Market — reflects analytically and critically on capitalism and its recurrent crises, particularly the recent financial crisis. The second core module — Politics and Social Theory — focuses on the concept of ideology as a defining feature of politics, and especially the role that both religion and science have played in constituting modern political ideologies.

We also encourage you to pursue your own substantive interests by choosing from a wide range of optional modules. Questions can be explored through personal research in your final dissertation project. Following the course, you’ll be well-placed to move into a wide range of careers including teaching, media, accountancy, public and charitable sectors.

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
£8,170
International students
£18,380

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:

www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgadmissions2@warwick.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)24 7652 4585