University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Political Theory

You�ll explore many areas of contemporary political philosophy with this course taught jointly with the Department of Philosophy. Your developing knowledge will be broad and flexible, covering rights, global justice, war and democracy, and key figures in the history of political ideas.

Entry requirements

You'll need a 2.1 honours degree, plus references from previous tutors. If you have different qualifications, we'll look at your application on its individual merits. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, 6.5 in writing, 5.5 in listening and 5.5 in speaking, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core module: dissertation. Optional modules: liberty, democracy, and community; desires of one�s own; feminism, rationality and politics; Hegel and his critics; human rights; understanding moral obligation.

Assessment methods

All modules except the dissertation are taught in seminars. You�ll be assessed continuously through essays.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 1642