Governments and international institutions regulate our lives, from what we wear in public to what we say about others. This raises profound questions about how we relate to each other and to our government.
By what right do some people rule over others? Do citizens have an obligation to obey the law? Ultimately, how can we live together peacefully in circumstances in which we disagree about how best to live?
By studying the works of theorists both past and present, you'll delve into the fundamental questions of legal and political philosophy.
Careers and skills
Throughout your time at York, you will receive active support in careers and development planning from the York Law School employability tutor.
We encourage you to get involved with our Careers and Development Programme. The Legal and Political Theory course from University of York includes several employers, providing an insight into the legal profession and the relevant recruitment processes.
There is also help available for those of you who are thinking about non-legal employers or academic routes following your LLM.
Many graduates pursue careers such as:
- Litigation Paralegal Solicitor
- Commercial in-house lawyer
Some of our students also go onto work in sectors not directly related to law such as:
- Health and Social Work
- Public Administration
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- Legal Systems: Sources and Operation
- Foundational Issues in Legal Theory
- Theories of Social Justice
- Advanced Issues in Legal Theory
- Research Skills and Methods
- International Business Negotiation
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesLegal Studies Political Science View 494 other Masters in Political Science in United Kingdom
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- 2:1 or equivalent in Law, Management or a related social science
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International18700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8440 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £4,220
- International/EU: £9,350
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.