University of York

University of York

Political and Legal Theory (Toleration)

This programme addresses some of the most pressing questions in political life. What is politics for; to bring real freedom and equality for all human beings, to realise justice, or to prevent human beings from killing 1 another in large numbers? What do we owe the global poor? Can we close our borders? Where does power lie in democracies? You will be encouraged to explore these topics, and others, in greater depth and from different perspectives across a variety of optional modules which draw on our internationally recognised teaching and research strengths in analytical political philosophy, intellectual history and critical theory. At the centre of this programme is a core module which provides advanced training in political theory and its research methods. A 10-12,000 word dissertation allows you to apply the relevant method to a problem of your choosing. The course also features a regular research seminar, where the best current work in political theory is presented by staff and eminent guest speakers from all over the world.

Entry requirements

Good 1st degree in relevant subject, or directly relevant experience, preferably some experience of graduate work in the social sciences or the humanities. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you are applying to.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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