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Global Social and Political Thought (MLitt)

University of St Andrews

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  • Qualification

    MLitt - Master of Letters

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MLitt in Global Social and Political Thought provides an innovative transnational and comparative approach to the study of the history and influence of global thought traditions.

Course information

Global intellectual history – the transnational and comparative approach to the history of ideas – is a developing field of academic study. On the MLitt in Global Social and Political Thought you will explore social and political ideas from around the world, the connections that link global thought traditions, and the ways in which those traditions continue to influence our world.

Highlights

  • Introduces key topics in global thought, providing a broad-based overview of the field.
  • Transnational and comparative approach gives a remarkable richness and depth compared with conventional intellectual history degrees.
  • Interdisciplinary character helps you to develop a more rounded understanding of global thought questions and concepts.
  • Prepares students for further academic study and research.
  • Integrated training programme connects your academic learning with the development of personal and professional competencies.

The MLitt in Global Social and Political Thought is distinguished by its interdisciplinary character and its pioneering global approach giving you the opportunity to study social and political thought from societies across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

The MLitt introduces key concepts in social and political thought from different world regions and discusses how these regions have imagined and re-imagined themselves throughout history. The MLitt juxtaposes social and political thought of varied geographical and temporal origin, but you will also consider what connects these traditions and how different intellectual lineages form a shared commons for all of us.

Careers

The University of St Andrews’ global reputation makes its graduates highly valued by employers. The MLitt in Global Social and Political Thought provides subject knowledge and applied skills relevant to a range of career paths; it will be of particular interest if you intend to continue to doctoral research.

In addition to broadening your subject knowledge and applying established techniques of research and enquiry, you will develop and demonstrate essential skills including:

  • critical thinking and creativity
  • analysis and appraisal
  • problem solving and decision making
  • personal leadership and project management
  • interpersonal communication and team working.

Application deadline

11 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,370per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of St Andrews

  • University League Table

    3rd

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 85 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    219 100%

    1st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    41st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%

    5th

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