12 months
20400 GBP/year
9300 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Political Theory course at University of Sheffield is designed to help you develop advanced knowledge and understanding of political philosophy. The MA teaches you the research skills you need for a PhD in political theory or a related subject. 

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Taught jointly by the departments of philosophy and politics, this Political Theory course from University of Sheffield gives you the opportunity to explore contemporary political philosophy and its historical underpinnings. 

Key Features  

  • You’ll study topics such as global justice, the environment, feminism, equality, freedom, democracy and international political theory, delving into the debates that are shaping current political discourse and developing your understanding of the cultural, historical and philosophical contexts that surround them. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Global Politics of Climate Change
  • Global Health and Global Politics
  • Human Rights 
  • Liberalism
  • International Political Sociology of Civil Wars
  • Terrorism and Political Violence

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a UK university, or an equivalent grade from overseas. 
  • A degree in philosophy, politics or a related subject is preferred, though we will consider applicants from a wide range of disciplines, particularly if they can demonstrate other experience relevant to the programme.
  • Overall IELTS score of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
  • We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20400 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9300 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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