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Political Theory (Research)

Cardiff University
Program overview
1-2 Years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Cardiff
April 2022

Cardiff
July 2022

Cardiff
October 2022

Cardiff
January 2023

Program description

Political Theory (Research)

The School has an exceptionally strong research culture with a strong reputation for the quality of the research produced and the growing number of research grants it is attracting. It is home to the renowned Collingwood and British Idealism Centre and attracts visiting scholars from all over the world, most prominently Professors Carole Pateman and Rex Martin both of whom have become Honorary Professors at Cardiff.

The Political Theory Research Unit has an unusual concentration of political theorists and historians of political thought and this enables it to offer supervision across a wide range of research topics, including

  • British idealism
  • Collingwood
  • Contemporary political theory
  • Distributive justice
  • Environmental politics
  • European Enlightenment and Counter-Enlightenment
  • Gender studies
  • Globalisation
  • Global justice
  • History of ideas
  • History of political thought
  • Historiography & historical theory
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Human rights
  • Identity
  • Ideology critique
  • International law
  • International relations
  • Just war
  • Liberalism
  • Multiculturalism
  • Nationalism
  • Normative politicla theory
  • Political theory
  • Žižek

Admission requirements

Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Politics or International Relations (2:1 or equivalent) or overseas equivalent in a relevant subject.

We will consider all individual applicants on their specific merits. If you do not have the standard qualifications for the course, you may still apply. Your application will be considered if you have the following;

  • Masters’ degree in Politics or International Relations (or equivalent) with an average mark of at least 65%.
  • Applicants with appropriate professional experience.Interviews (via Skype/Phone or in person) may be conducted to identify and assess the academic merit of prospective students.

English language requirements

Those whose first language is not English must obtain a score of at least 7.0 in IELTS (with no less than 6.5 in the Writing element and no less than 5.5 in Listening, Speaking and Reading).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Cardiff University

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...


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