Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Political Theory

Offers knowledge and expertise in subject-specific and generic skills, qualifying students for both academic and non-academic positions in a variety of organisations.

Entry requirements

2.1 (Upper 2nd Class) degree award, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. If students do not have the standard qualifications for the course, they may still apply and their application is considered. Interviews may be conducted to identify and assess the academic merit of prospective students. Those whose 1st language is not English must obtain a score of at least 6.5 in IELTS or 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based), 90 (internet-based) in TOEFL or equivalent. Applicants are also required to submit a research proposal (word limit/suggested length: 2,000-3,000 words).

Course modules

The school offers supervision across a range of research topics: British idealism; Collingwood; disability; distributive justice; environmental politics; gender studies; globalisation; global justice; history of ideas; history of political thought; historiography and historical theory; humanitarian intervention; human rights; identity; ideology critique; international law; international relations; multiculturalism; nationalism; political theory; �i�ek.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 4,062 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhil Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PhD Full-time £ 4,062 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

Key information

Telephone number: 
029 208 70084