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Political and Legal Theory (MA)

University of Warwick

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Warwick

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Warwick's Political and Legal Theory MA questions how normative analysis might be applied to address matters of public concern. You'll acquire knowledge and understanding to central normative conceptions and their implications to public policy, institutional design and the law.

Course Overview

This programme will enable you to acquire knowledge and understanding of the central normative conceptions, the debates they have generated, and their implications of different approaches for public policy, institutional design and the law. This interdisciplinary approach is supported by the close cooperation fostered by the Centre for Ethics, Law and Public Affairs, which is situated in our department and which includes members from Law, Philosophy and Sociology. This programme provides an advanced education in normative issues that will prepare you for doctoral study that includes normative inquiry, giving you a wide range of experience that will be attractive to employers.

Teaching

Modules are taught via one 2-hour seminar per week. Seminars give you the opportunity to interact with leading scholars as well as with your peers to explore a set topic each week. Every seminar will be based on extensive guided reading you will do each week, but there is no strict pattern to how sessions are run. This may include mini-lectures followed by discussion, Q&A sessions, organised debates, peer presentations, policy briefs, small group work, and other projects.

Careers

Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Deloitte; Japan Ministry of Defense; Nationwide Building Society; The Cabinet Office; University of Kent; Transport for London and West Midlands Police. They have pursued roles such as: business and financial project management professionals; economists; finance officers; management consultants; business analysts and public services associate professionals.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Your future awaits - the many things you can do after your degree in the PaIS department
  • Careers in Government and Politics
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • After your PAIS Master’s – What Next?
  • Assessment Centres and Interviews: an overview of what to expect for PaIS students

Tuition fees

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£ 23,630per year

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

University information

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University of Warwick

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    University of Warwick, Coventry, Coventry, CV4 7AL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 103 2

    4th out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    158 72%

    23rd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    70th

    26
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    169 77%

    14th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%

    6th

    11

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