UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This course provides students with key analytical skills to study the ethical dimensions of public policy. The programme, drawing on three areas of excellence at UCL, is a unique mix of politics, law and philosophy, centred on the normative evaluation of public policy at both the domestic and international levels.

Course Modules

Core modules: meanings of liberty: applied methods in political theory; seminars in political theory/colloquium in legal philosophy and peer'assisted learning sessions; options; contemporary political philosophy i: authority, obligation and democracy; contemporary political philosophy ii: social justice and equality; equality, justice and difference; global ethics; Jeremy Bentham and the utilitarian tradition 1 and 2; Jeremy Bentham and the utilitarian tradition i; jurisprudence and legal theory 1 and 2; jurispudence and legal theory 1; the ethics of poverty; public ethics; theoretical foundations of human rights.

Course Additional Entry

As a minimum, a strong upper 2nd Class (65%) Honours degree in political theory or a related discipline from a UK university; a GCPA of 3.45; or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant practical or work experience in a related field may also be taken into account.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £18,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £11,190  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £5,195  Academic year. First year home fees