Our research strengths include:
- social theory (especially Marxism, Hegel, hermeneutics and critical theory)
- recent democratic, socialist and environmentalist thought and practice
- the history of political, social and economic thought
- the philosophy of social science and the sociology of knowledge
- contemporary political philosophy
Why choose this course?
- Philosophy at Sussex is ranked 5th in the UK
- Study on a genuinely interdisciplinary course that bridges subject boundaries, and uses both empirical and normative analysis, while benefiting from our specialised knowledge of selected areas in contemporary thought and the major European historical tradition.
- Take the opportunity to get involved with our in-house journal Studies in Social and Political Thought.
CareersSocial and Political Thought degree offered at University of Sussex graduates have gone on to have successful careers in:
- the media
- non-governmental organisations
- government and administration
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Capitalism and its Critics
- Hegel and Marx
- Postcolonial and Decolonial Epistemologies
- Religions, Cultures and Civilisations in International Relations
- The Frankfurt School and Critical Theory
- War, Terror, Violence and International Law
- Women and the Political
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesSociology Political Science View 390 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.
- Subject-specific requirements
Your qualification should be in a humanities or social sciences subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.
International18500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year for full-time students
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