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LLM Legal and Political Theory

LLM Legal and Political Theory

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Full time | University of York | 1 year | 18-SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Legal Theory Political Philosophies

Course type


Course Summary

Governments and international institutions regulate our lives, from what we wear in public to what we say about others. This raises profound questions about how we relate to each other and to our government.

By what right do some people rule over others? Do citizens have an obligation to obey the law? Ultimately, how can we live together peacefully in circumstances in which we disagree about how best to live?

This course, taught in conjunction with the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Politics, explores the core issues of political and legal theories and the relationship between them. By studying the works of theorists both past and present, you'll delve into the fundamental questions of legal and political philosophy.

Teaching and assessment

You’ll work with world?leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.

Career opportunities

  • Manager at a human rights charity
  • Government policy advisor
  • Law conversion course
  • Civil Servant
  • Financial executive
  • Local government officer


This module will examine a range of historical and contemporary texts in political philosophy, giving students the opportunity to think and write about fundamental conceptual and normative problems relating to issues in politics and policy.

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Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree: 2:1 or equivalent in Law, Management or a related social science. Other qualifications and experience: Applicants with equivalent legal professional, management or commercial experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.