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MA in Political and Legal Theory

Are you interested in studying political, legal and moral philosophy to an advanced level? This MA encourages you to consider how normative analysis can be addressed to matters of public concern.

The programme brings together expertise from Law and Philosophy into a core module on Political and Legal Theory.

This distinctive, interdisciplinary approach is supported through further close co-operation with the Centre for Ethics, Law and Public Affairs, which is based in our Department. The course provides an advanced introduction to the central normative conceptions and the debates they have generated, which you can explore in more detail through a wide range of optional modules.

With a real-world focus, the course trains you to assess implications of different approaches for public policy, institutional design and the law. Our alumni consistently secure graduate- and professional-level jobs soon after graduation in a range of sectors, including politics and policymaking, NGOs, journalism, business and finance, law and academia.

Essential Information

Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years

Entry Requirements:
2:i degree (or equivalent) in Politics and International Studies or a closely related subject (however, all serious applications from other disciplines will be considered); a strong personal statement

English Language:
IELTS band B

Location of Study:
University of Warwick

Course fees

Full time:
Home/EU: £11,380 per year
Overseas: £18,630 per year

Part time: (Part time fees are charged over first 2 years of study)
Home/EU: £5,690 per year
Overseas: £9,315 per year

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Application Information

This information is applicable for 2017 entry.