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26600 GBP/year
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About

This Legal and Political Theory MA from University College London (UCL) provides students with key analytical skills to study the ethical dimensions of public policy. 

Overview

The Legal and Political Theory programme from University College London (UCL), drawing on three areas of excellence at UCL, is a unique mix of politics, law and philosophy, centred on the normative evaluation of public policy at both the domestic and international levels.

The programme explores the moral quality of the decisions citizens and professionals take, and the justice of the legal and political structures within which they operate. Students develop the ability to analyse important modern political theories, and justify their position on issues concerning the relationship between politics, law and society.

Careers

This MA provides an excellent foundation for further research in political theory, or a wide variety of careers in this field.

Employability

Students of the Legal and Political Theory MA acquire advanced analytical transferable skills and exposure to cutting-edge legal and philosophical work - problem-solving, logical skills - combined with deep understanding of challenges of the contemporary world. As a result our students have an excellent record of employability in leading professions - law, consultancy, politics, journalism and academic careers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Meanings of Liberty: Applied Methods in Political Theory 
  • Seminars in Political Theory, Colloquium in Legal Philosophy and Peer Assisted Learning Sessions 
  • Contemporary Political Philosophy I: Authority, Obligation & Democracy 
  • Contemporary Political Philosophy II: Social Justice and Equality 
  • Equality, Justice and Difference 
  • Global Ethics 
  • Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • As a minimum, an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in political theory or a related discipline; or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant practical or work experience in a related field may also be taken into account.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £8,250
  • International: £13,300

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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