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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

    26-SEP-22

  • 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 will cover both historical traditions and contemporary developments.

This is an interdisciplinary course. We bridge subject boundaries and use both empirical and normative analysis. You will 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.

You can also take the opportunity to get involved with our in-house journal Studies in Social and Political Thought.

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.

Application deadline

01 September 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,975per 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

    41st

  • Campus address

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

The city of Brighton & Hove is world famous for its openness and inclusivity. The city is only one hour from London and 30 minutes from Gatwick airport.
With world-leading development courses and highly regarded business programmes, Sussex has a reputation for expertise in sustainability and innovation.
A university with an international reputation, Sussex welcomes students to its friendly community of academics and students of over 150 nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 84 1

    36th out of 105 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    132 63%

    34th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    26th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    43rd

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    127 59%

    34th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%

    41st

    21
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.67 73%

    66th

    3

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