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Social and Political Thought MA

University of Sussex

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our MA brings together social theory, political theory and philosophy. You learn about the history of social and political thought and study political and social movements. You’ll cover both historical traditions and contemporary developments.

This is an interdisciplinary course. We bridge subject boundaries and use both empirical and normative analysis. You’ll learn from our faculty’s specialised knowledge of selected areas in contemporary thought and the major European historical tradition.

Our research strengths include:

  • social theory (especially Hegel, Marx and Frankfurt School critical theory)
  • recent democratic, socialist and environmentalist thought and practice
  • the history of political, social and economic thought
  • the philosophy of social science and the sociology of knowledge
  • contemporary political philosophy cosmopolitanism.

CAREERS

Our graduates are well prepared for research degrees or careers in:

  • law
  • the media
  • non-governmental organisations
  • government and administration
  • teaching.

Over the last 30 years, a substantial number of leading academics in the UK and elsewhere have graduated from the course. Among our alumni we count professors of sociology, philosophy and politics, working at universities in the UK and beyond.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,500per 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 Sussex

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Students will join a welcoming community of academics and students from more than 140 countries, with internationalism at the university’s heart.
Research at Sussex challenges conventional thinking, seeking inspiring and creative ways to understand and solve global issues.
Situated on the south coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 85 5

    18th out of 102 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    149 68%

    23rd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    58th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    140 71%

    23rd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    16th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    60th

    28

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