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Politics and Philosophy MA

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Full time | Lancaster University | 1 year | 07-OCT-22

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Philosophy Politics

Course type


Course Summary

Course Overview

This interdisciplinary programme offers you the opportunity to undertake sustained and focused study in the disciplines of politics and philosophy. With a number of staff working across Philosophy and Politics, our programme typically covers a variety of approaches to the study of both Philosophy and Politics

You will take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay. The programme culminates in the writing of a 20,000-word dissertation in a subject area of your own choosing that has been agreed in partnership with an academic supervisor.

Throughout this programme our intention is to enable you to develop your research and analytical skills, skills that could be used in a range of careers. The programme can also provide a foundation for those looking to pursue academic careers.


The module involves the negotiation, design and delivery of a research project whose precise topic will be determined by you and your project supervisor. The dissertation will be 20,000 words in length and is designed to provide you with the opportunity to both consolidate and enhance your existing knowledge and skills through engaging with an extended piece of project-orientated research and writing.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant background.