Good first degree in relevant subject, or directly relevant experience, preferably some experience of graduate work in the social sciences or the humanities. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.
Months of entry
***Please note - This programme is currently under review and may not recruit for 2016/17 academic year. Please contact the Department of Politics (+44 1904 32 3563) for further advice before submitting an application.***
The MA in Political Theory addresses some of the most pressing questions in political life. What is politics for - to bring real freedom and equality for all human beings, to realise justice, or to prevent human beings from killing one another in large numbers? What do we owe the global poor? Can we close our borders? Where does power lie in democracies?
You’ll be encouraged to explore these topics, and others, in greater depth and from different perspectives across a variety of optional modules which draw on our internationally recognized teaching and research strengths in analytical political philosophy, intellectual history and critical theory.
At the centre of this programme is a core module which provides advanced training in political theory and its research methods. A 10-12,000 word dissertation allows you to apply the relevant method to a problem of your choosing. The MA also features a regular research seminar, where the best current work in political theory is presented by staff and eminent guest speakers from all over the world.
Information for international students
York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.
Fees and funding
Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
MA by research
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Administrator
- +44 (0) 1904 323561