University of Birmingham

Master in Social and Political Theory - Máster en Teoría Política y Social

University of Birmingham
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Birmingham
  • Precio:
    £6,570 FT (Home/EU students)
    £3,285 PT (Home/EU students)
    £14,850 FT (Overseas students)
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2017
  • Lugar:
    Birmingham B15 2TT
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    1 Años
  • Idioma:
    El Master se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Social and Political Theory MA


With this Masters degree you are able to explore critically the development of social and political theory and the key current debates. The sociological component of this degree is run by the Social Theory research cluster, which has strengths in: critical theory; postmodernism; critical realism; the philosophy of the social sciences; theories of modernity; social movements, and reflexivity.


For the MA programme you require a good Honours degree or its equivalent. For those whose first language is not English, an IELTS Certificate is required.

International students:

Academic requirements
We accept a range of qualifications.

English language requirements

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

by holding an English language qualification to the right level
by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students


This degree is designed for flexibility, allowing you to choose over half of the MA content from a wide range of optional modules. This degree comprises the following modules:

Core modules

20 credits - Social Theory and Critique: Contested Knowledge
20 credits - Social Theory: From Marxism to Post Marxism
60 credits - Dissertation, MA students to submit a 13,500 word dissertation (not applicable to Diploma students)
You´ll take at least 40 credits from the optional modules A list. These are modules that we believe best fit this degree. We recommend that you also take some or all of your remaining credits from this list.

Optional Modules A (at least 40 credits from the following)

20 credits - Democracy, Power and Citizenship
20 credits - The Theory and Ethics of Terrorism and Political Violence
20 credits - Revolution and Enlightenment (Political Ideas A)
20 credits - Totalitarianism & The State (Political Ideas B)
We also offer you the opportunity to choose from our much longer list of Optional Modules B.

Optional Modules B (up to 40 credits from the following)

20 credits - Democracy, Power and Citizenship
20 credits - Developments in Contemporary Political Analysis
40 credits - Diplomacy and Statecraft
40 credits - Diplomatic History of the 20th Century
20 credits - Ethical Dimensions of Terrorism, Political Violence and War
20 credits - Gender and Global Governance
20 credits - Global Ethics 1
20 credits - Global Ethics 2
40 credits - Governing Britain Since 1918
40 credits - International Political Economy
40 credits - International Relations Theory
20 credits - Politics and the State
40 credits - Security Studies
20 credits - Sex, Death, Gender and (in) Security
20 credits - Terrorism and Political Violence
20 credits - Terrorism and Contemporary Conflict
20 credits - Theory and Ethics of Terrorism and Political Violence
40 credits - US Foreign and Defence Policy
20 credits - Migration, Superdiversity, Policy and Practice (IASS)
20 credits - Globalisation, International Migration and Citizenship (IASS)
The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.

Salidas profesionales

Sociology at Birmingham has an excellent employment rate in our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Our MA graduates have taken up employment in such areas as local government, NGOs, finance, social work and teaching. Many have also stayed on for doctoral research. Our specialist careers guidance team can assist you in enhancing your career prospects.

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