University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Social and Political Theory

With this programme, students are able to explore critically the development of social and political theory and the key current debates.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or its equivalent; for those whose 1st language is not English, a TOEFL or IELTS Certificate is required; entry at Graduate Diploma level is possible for those with a reasonable 1st degree; Graduate Diploma students can upgrade to the Master's on satisfactory examination performance.

Course modules

Social theory and critique: contested knowledge; Social theory: From Marxism to post Marxism; Dissertation. Optional Modules: Democracy, Power and Citizenship; Multiculturalism and Religious Conflict; Revolution and Enlightenment (Political Ideas A); Totalitarianism and The State (Political Ideas B). Optional Modules B: Advanced Political Analysis; Asia Pacific Security; The Caucasus: History, Culture and Contemporary Politics; Central Asia: Islam, Nationalism and Globalisation; Civil War, Conflict Management and Peacekeeping; Contemporary Debates in International Relations Theory; Contemporary Issues in Global Ethics; Development and Emerging Inequalities in Europe; Diplomacy and Statecraft; Diplomatic History of the 20th Century; Ethical Dimensions of Terrorism, Political Violence and War; European Security; Foreign Policy Analysis; Gender and Global Governance; Germany's Foreign Policy since the end of the Cold War; Global Climate Change; Global Environmental Governance; Global Ethics: Theories and Approaches; Globalisation and Governance; History and Politics of South Africa (CWAS); International Political Economy; Post-Conflict Peacekeeping and International Order; Readings in Russian and East European Studies; Researching Russia and Eastern Europe; Rising Powers and Global Order; Russian and Ukrainian Politics and International Relations; Security Studies; Sex, Death, Gender and (in) Security; Social Theory and Critique Contested Knowledge; Social Theory: from Marxism to Post Marxism; Strategic Studies; Terrorism and Political Violence; Terrorism and Contemporary Conflict; Theory and Ethics of Terrorism and Political Violence; US Foreign and Defence Policy.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
POLSIS Graduate Office
Telephone number: 
0121 414 3497