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MA in Social and Political Thought

Duration: Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree in Arts or Social Sciences or equivalent professional experience./ In some cases it may be possible to apply for the PG Diploma with a view to upgrading to the MA subject following a satisfactory performance.

English Language: IELTS 7.0 with no more than 2 elements at 6.5/6.0 (and none below 6.0)

Providing a thorough grounding in the classical traditions of social and political theory, this MA 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 and biopolitics, and the fundamental socio-biological question of what it means to be ‘human’.

The programme anchors many of these debates and concerns within the history of social and political thought. You’ll study two core modules. The first — State, Capitalism and Market — reflects analytically and critically on capitalism and its recurrent crises, particularly the recent financial crisis. The second core module — Politics and Social Theory — focuses on the concept of ideology as a defining feature of politics, and especially the role that both religion and science have played in constituting modern political ideologies.

We also encourage you to pursue your own substantive interests by choosing from a wide range of optional modules. Questions can be explored through personal research in your final dissertation project. Following the course, you’ll be well-placed to move into a wide range of careers including teaching, media, accountancy, public and charitable sectors.

In this video Nicholas Gane, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director of the Social Theory Centre, discusses our MA Social and Political Thought.

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Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduatedegree in Arts or Social Sciences or equivalent professional experience.

In some cases it may be possible to apply for the PG Diploma with a view to upgrading to the MA subject following a satisfactory performance.

English Language Requirements

Band B, IELTS 7.0 with no more than 2 elements at 6.5/6.0 (and none below 6.0)

Application

Applications should be made online at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/pgapply

Application Deadline

Applications are welcomed until early June.

Tuition Fees

(2016/17 rate)

Home/EU:
Full-time £7,780, Part-time £3,890

Overseas - Band 1:
Full-time £17,500, Part-time £8,750

Please note: These are the standard course fees. Check the fees page for a list of courses with non-standard fees.

Funding

Details of funding opportunities are available on the Graduate School website