Social and Political Thought, M.A.

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  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16000
    Tuition (Year)
    7000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
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MA Social and Political Thought at University of Leeds will provide you with an advanced grounding in social and political theory, with modules in Contemporary Social Thought, Critical Theory, Liquid Sociology and an extended Dissertation that will allow you the opportunity to evaluate critically and creatively social and political realities at the dawn of the twenty-first century.
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About

This wide-ranging programme explores key concepts, methods, debates and applications in social and political theory.

Core modules will introduce you to social and political thought and its relation to economic, social, political and cultural problems in a fast-changing, globalised world. From the seminal works of Karl Marx to contemporary thinkers such as Judith Butler and Slavoj Žižek, you’ll think about how these approaches can help us understand social change on the global stage.

Beyond this, you’ll choose modules that suit your own interests – you could specialise in gender, racism and ethnicity studies, social policy, globalisation, care, health or disability among others. You can also pursue research training to prepare for further study.

You’ll become part of the Bauman Institute, launched in honour of Emeritus Professor Zygmunt Bauman to analyse social change around the world. It’s an exciting and stimulating research environment where you’ll learn from experts in their fields.

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules

  • Contemporary Social Thought30 credits
  • Dissertation (Social and Political Thought)60 credits
  • Researching Culture and Society30 credits
  • Understanding Society and Culture30 credits

Optional modules

  • 'Race', Identity and Culture in the Black Atlantic15 credits
  • Disability and Development15 credits
  • Social Policy, Politics and Disabled People30 credits
  • Contested Bodies15 credits
  • Que(e)rying Sexualities15 credits
  • Social Policy Analysis15 credits
  • Social Policy Debates15 credits
  • Quantitative Research Methods15 credits
  • Qualitative Research Methods15 credits
  • Policy and Programme Evaluation15 credits
  • Power, Critique & Global Transformations15 credits
  • Sociology of Media and Culture30 credits
  • Religion, Society and Public Life30 credits

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in sociology, social policy or a related subject.
  • We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.
  • If English is not your first language, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course before you begin your studies. This can help if you: don't meet the English language requirements for your course or want to improve your understanding of academic language and practices in your area of study.
  • Our pre-sessional courses are designed with a progression route to the degree programme and are tailored to the subject area.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 16000 International
  • GBP 7000 EU/EEA

Funding

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.

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