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Social and Political Thought (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

Social and Political Thought MA provides you with a thorough grounding in the classics of social and political thought and a deep and varied engagement with their 20th and 21st century offshoots. Warwick will provide you with the tools to think clearly and imaginatively regarding these themes.

Course Overview

This MA programme provides you with a thorough grounding in the classics of Social and Political Thought, and a deep and varied engagement with their 20th and 21st century offshoots. It addresses key concepts and ideas that are central to the analysis of contemporary society, politics and culture. These include debates over the basis of contemporary capitalism, neoliberalism, biopolitics, ideology, and the fundamental question of what it means to be ‘social’ and/or ‘human’.

Assessment

Taught modules are assessed through written assignments. You will focus on your 15-000 word dissertation after the end of Spring Term.

Skills from this degree

  • Ability to analyse and evaluate complex intellectual ideas
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate competing approaches to understanding the contemporary world
  • Ability to build sophisticated and persuasive arguments from an array of sources
  • Ability to carry out independent research
  • Ability to write about complex ideas in a clear way

Careers

Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Coventry University, KPMG, Oxfam and Waitrose. They have pursued roles such as: business and financial project management professionals; higher education teaching professionals; IT project and programme managers; legal professionals and research and development managers.

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:

  • Make Your Mark - Careers with a degree in Sociology
  • Working for More than Profit
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Your Sociological future: Sociology Alumni Evening
  • My Sociological Future- What next? Career planning for undecided Sociology finalists

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 22,340per 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

    9th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

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    7th out of 86 3

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  • Entry standards

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    159 77%

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  • Graduate prospects

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    80.0 80%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

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    8

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