University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Political Thought

This course gives students the opportunity to study the thinkers who have shaped the modern world (Locke, Hegel, Marx and others) as well as more recent debates in social and political theory. It draws upon the diverse interests of the lecturers; refers to both Anglo-American and 'Continental' literatures; and employs analytic and institutional approaches. As a graduate of this programme students will have a broad knowledge of classic debates in the history of political ideas and of changing perceptions of money, work and commerce. They will also have the opportunity to take a wide range of options in subjects including philosophy of social science, science and technology studies, and theories of revolution.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university. Non-standard applications will be considered on their merits and mature students are encouraged to apply. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.

Course modules

Please note constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website. Some examples of modules are: sources of modernity and post-modernity; theories of interpretation; topics and texts in social and political thought; dissertation. Optional modules: global justice; international political theory; the politics of human rights.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes: presentations, group work, reading and essay assignments, dissertation.

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter invests heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the Government's Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions Team
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