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Social and Political Thought PhD

University of Sussex

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    03-JAN-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Politics is inextricable from human society and our teaching reflects this. Our interdisciplinary approach goes beyond the academic divisions between sociology and social theory, and political theory and political philosophy.

AREAS OF STUDY

You have the opportunity to work on a wide range of research projects, including:

  • various European traditions of social theory, political sociology, and Marxist and Frankfurt School critical theory
  • Anglo-American political theory, constructivist theory from Kant to Rawls, and communitarian or neo-Aristotelian theory
  • figures of social and political thought, from Aristotle to Habermas
  • issues in postcolonialism, feminism and race critical theory.

For a PhD, your research work makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.

Tuition fees

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(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

    41st

  • Campus address

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

Situated on the sunny South Coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The sector leading business school offers a complete understanding of management, owing to Sussex’s interest in policy and expertise in science and technology.
One of the most international universities in the UK, Sussex welcomes students to join its friendly community of 150+ nationalities.

Subject rankings

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    28th out of 86 10

    25th out of 105 7

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    3.95 79%

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    70.0 70%

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  • Student satisfaction

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    3.90 78%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

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    3

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