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Social and Political Theory MA/PGDip

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Edgbaston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MA in Social and Political Theory explores problems crucial to society and politics domestically and in the global sphere. It promotes the study of those problems through theoretical, ethical and practical inquiry, drawing on the expertise of a large and diverse team of research-active social and political theorists. It is designed for students who are either familiar with the study of social and political ideas and issues at undergraduate level or who are enthusiastic to focus on this area of study at the postgraduate level. The flexibility of this programme is ideal for those with a broad range of interests in social and political ideas or for those who want to construct a curriculum around a particular area of interest. This course will also have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of events and as a postgraduate student you will welcomed as a member of the social and political theory research group. This group includes members of academic staff and postgraduate research students who meet regularly to discuss their own research, recent publications and to organise research events including inviting visiting speakers.

The MA in Social and Political Theory explores ideas and arguments from historical, ethical and critical perspectives. It will introduce you to key concepts and ideas in contemporary social and political theory and will help you learn to apply those concepts and approaches to contemporary problems in both the domestic and international spheres. It promotes the study of those problems through theoretical and practical inquiry and in doing will further and deepen your understanding of politics and society. Students will also achieve PgDip in this course.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,170per year

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

Subject rankings

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    25th out of 85 7

    17th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    150 69%

    22nd

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    68th

    34
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    139 70%

    26th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    57th

    37

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