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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 7290 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 16380 per year

All study options

About Political Theory at University of Birmingham

This Masters degree explores problems crucial to current politics domestically and in the global sphere. It promotes the study of those problems through theoretical, ethical and practical inquiry, drawing on the expertise of a large and diverse team of political theorists. It is designed for students who are either familiar with the study of political ideas and issues at undergraduate level or who are enthusiastic to focus on this area of study at the postgraduate level. The degree draws on the expertise of a large and diverse team of political theorists. It is designed for students either familiar with the study of political ideas and issues at undergraduate level or who are enthusiastic to focus on this area of study at the postgraduate level.

Issues and questions examined include: Is globalisation a threat to democracy or an opportunity to promote it? Can diverse cultures co-exist harmoniously? Should illiberal religious practices be tolerated? What makes political ideas revolutionary? Can ideas cause revolutions? How should societies respond to state violence and ideological extremism? What is terrorism? Is terrorism ever acceptable? How should we conceive of global justice? Is the current states system an impediment to global justice, or the best institutional hope of achieving it?

The programme for: The degree will be of interest and benefit to those interested in pursuing careers in law, education, the public sector, and international agencies and NGOs, as well as those interested in undertaking doctoral work in political theory and applied ethics. In all cases, students are encouraged to work closely with staff in a supportive and intellectually-committed environment.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 7290 per yearInternational course feesGBP 16380 per year
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3645 per yearInternational course fees find out
  • The awardPostgraduate DiplomaHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 4860 per yearInternational course feesGBP 10920 per year
  • The awardPostgraduate DiplomaHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 2430 per yearInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

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