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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Political Philosophies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MA in Political Philosophy is well placed for training in key issues and thinkers in contemporary political thought, from both Anglo-American and Continental perspectives. Our political philosophers have research and teaching interests in applied analytical political theory (with issues including immigration, citizenship and the politics of recognition), post-Nietzschean theories of identity and post-identity politics, democratic theory and pragmatist philosophy.

At Royal Holloway we have a unique approach to the subject that looks beyond the narrow confines of the Anglo-American analytic or European tradition of philosophy to connect philosophy to other disciplines across the arts, humanities and social sciences. The result has been the creation of a truly interdisciplinary and collaborative programme that brings together academic staff from departments across the university – including scholars of drama and theatre, literature and political philosophy. Not only dedicated teachers of the subject, our philosophy staff are also experts and published authorities in their field.

This distinctive approach means that whichever area of philosophy you choose to study at postgraduate level, you will be able to place it in a wider context, with the support of experts across the disciplines. Our departmental specialisms include a wide range of philosophical topics such as ancient and Hellenistic philosophy, 19th and 20th-century European philosophy and contemporary analytic philosophy and American pragmatism. We host a variety of additional activities throughout the course, including a visiting speaker series organised with our active student-run Philosophy Society, a number of workshops and conferences, and a reading group that meets weekly in central London.

Philosophy degrees are well-regarded by employers because they give you the capacity to think through issues and problems in a logical and consistent way and to develop critical and transferable skills which can be applied in almost any area of employment.

Different course options

Full time | Royal Holloway, University of London | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Political Concepts - Core
Contemporary Continental Political Theory - Core
MA Philosophy Dissertaton - Core
Advanced Topics in Philosophy - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants need to have an UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1); or equivalent. However applications will be considered on a case by case basis. We will consider students from non-traditional backgrounds on the basis of the submission of a substantial essay on philosophy, or demonstrable research experience, and an interview.