Taught course

Political and Legal Philosophy

University of York · Department of Philosophy

Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent (suitable candidates with a 2:2 equivalent and relevant professional work experience would also be considered).

Months of entry


Course content

Study issues in political and legal philosophy and investigate them through your own research.

On this MA you can choose from a wide range of option modules. You'll also be able to create a substantial piece of research following your own interests, with our support. You'll develop valuable transferable skills in research, analysis, critical thinking and presentation which will be essential if you are thinking of continuing to study to PhD level. The skills that you develop on the course will also equip you for a range of careers.

You’ll join our postgraduate community across both the Department of Philosophy and York Law School, and will be invited to participate in our broad and diverse research culture.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

IELTS 7.0, minimum 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in all other components.

For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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

Course contact details

Philosophy Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1904 323251