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History of Political Thought and Intellectual History MA

Queen Mary University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Mile End

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our MA provides advanced training in intellectual history, the history of political thought and the history of philosophy, spanning the period from the ancient world to the 21st century.

  • Benefit from the expertise of outstanding academics across London in this joint intercollegiate programme
  • Create a bespoke, specialist degree that follows your intellectual interests
  • Learn from distinguished staff who are world-leading scholars
  • Option to learn a modern European language or Latin
  • Access to outstanding research facilities across the University of London’s institutions


  • Our new Graduate Centre: purpose-built study spaces and a roof-top common room with a terrace
  • Fortnightly research seminars at the Institute of Historical Research
  • Access to Queen Mary's libraries on all our campuses
  • Access to the University of London’s outstanding research facilities and collections
  • Access to a wide range of online resources (including journals, books, databases and media)

Career paths

Many of our graduates have done or are currently doing PhDs or are in academia– both in London and at a variety of other institutions from Oxford and Cambridge to Berkeley and Yale. These include:

  • Dr Signy Gutnick Allen, LSE Fellow in Political Theory and former Associate Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of York
  • Dr Paul Sagar, Lecturer in Political Theory, King’s College London

Students have also gone on to work:

  • at the BBC
  • in publishing, at prestigious academic presses like Polity Press
  • as political advisers in Westminster, the European Parliament, and on
  • congressional campaigns in the US
  • at NGOs like Global Witness
  • as researchers
  • in finance
  • in teaching.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 23,950per year

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

University information

Queen Mary University of London

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  • Campus address

    Queen Mary University of London, Admissions and Recruitment Office, Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, E1 4NS, England

Queen Mary students enjoy the security and friendliness of campus in a famous city, with guaranteed accommodation for all first-year undergraduates in Year 1.
Queen Mary is a truly global university. It has students and staff from over 160 countries, and has sites in London, China, Malta and Paris.
Research at Queen Mary is world-leading across disciplines, with academics making a major impact across all subject areas.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 93

    32nd out of 85

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    130 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    141 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%



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