University of York

University of York

Political Theory

The MA in Political Theory provides students with the opportunity to get to grips with some of the central and enduring questions of political theory. The core module provides students with a working knowledge of contemporary political theorists such as John Rawls, David Gauthier and Michael Walzer together with an investigation of the most important approaches to the history of political theory.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a UK 2.1 or international equivalent in a relevant subject.

Course modules

Core Module includes: approaches to political theory; dissertation. Option modules: toleration, continental political theory, legal theory, and political integrity.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,450 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 15,150 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,320 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 7,840 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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