Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

This course offers advanced training in key issues and thinkers in contemporary political thought, from both Anglo'American and continental perspectives. The course allows students to specialise in political philosophy while addressing questions from both analytic and European perspectives.

Course Modules

Core modules include: Advanced topics in philosophy; Anglo'American political theory; contemporary continental political thought; political concepts; dissertation. Elective modules include: Anglo'American political theory; contemporary continental political thought; continental aesthetics; the European philosophical trajectory; the Frankfurt school; the future of phenomenology; human rights; identity, power and political theory; legacices of Wittgenstein; neo'platonism; identity, power and radical political theory; post'holocaust philosophy; 20th'century French thought.

Course Additional Entry

Normally a minimum of a 2.1 UK Honours degree or overseas equivalent. However applications will be considered on a case by case basis. Students will be considered from non'traditional backgrounds on the basis of the submission of a substantial essay on philosophy, or demonstrable research experience, and an interview. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £14,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,550  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)