Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Contemporary Political Theory

The MSc course offers advanced training in key issues and thinkers in contemporary political theory, from both Anglo-American and Continental perspectives. The Department's theory group has research and teaching interests in applied analytical political theory (with issues including immigration, citizenship and the politics of recognition), post-Nietzschean theories of identity and post-identity politics, democratic theory and pragmatist philosophy This course is also offered at Postgraduate Diploma level for those who do not have the academic background necessary to begin an advanced Masters degree. The structure of the Diploma is identical except that you will not write a dissertation. If you are successful on the Diploma you may transfer to the MSc, subject to academic approval..

Entry requirements

UK upper second class Honours degree 2.1 or equivalent. If English is not your first language, our IELTS requirements are 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-scores.

Course modules

PgDip

Mandatory modules include: Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in Politics and International Relations; Theories and Qualitative Approaches in Politics and International Relations; Contemporary Anglo-American Political Theory; Human Rights: From Theory to Practice. A wide range of optional modules are also available

MSc

Mandatory modules include:

Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in Politics and International Relations;
Theories and Qualitative Approaches in Politics and International Relations;
Contemporary Anglo-American Political Theory;
Human Rights: From Theory to Practice;
Dissertation

. A wide range of optional modules are also available

Assessment methods

PgDip

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework and examinations.

MSc

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 21 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Holloway Egham TW20 0EX South East

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