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MA Political Science - Political Theory Pathway (Research Route)
A degree designed for a research career in political economy.

MA Political Science - Political Theory Pathway (Research Route) / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
Master of Arts
Duration
12 Months. [Full-Time] 24 Months [Part-Time]
Entry requirements

UK 2:1 (Hons) degree (or international equivalent) in any subject.

Please supply your degree transcript with details of the courses you have taken and marks obtained (if available).

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
If you are a current undergraduate student at the University of Manchester, you may be eligible to apply via the 'Fast-Track' scheme.  Please email pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk  for further information.
How to apply

For a copy of the Postgraduate prospectus, email pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk

Apply on-line here

Due to high demand for this course, we operate a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year, as follows:

1 November (decision by 8 December; accept offer by 15 January)

7 January (decision by 15 February, accept offer by 15 March)

1 March (decision by85 April, accept offer by 8 May)

1 May (decision by 1 June, accept offer by 1 July)

If we make you an offer, you will have approximately 4 weeks in which to accept (conditional and un-conditional offers).  Any offers not accepted by the deadline will be withdrawn so that an offer can be made to another candidate.

All conditional offer holders will have until 1 August to satisfy the conditions of their offer.

Due to competition for places, we give preference to students with grades above our minimum entry requirements. 

You need to ensure that you submit your supporting documents with your on-line application as it may delay us processing your application before the decision deadline.

Whilst we aim to give you a decision on your application by the decision date, in some instances due to the competition for places/volume of applications received, it may be necessary to roll your application forward to the next deadline date.  If this is the case we will let you know after the deadline date.

Applications received after our final selection deadline will be considered at our discretion if places are still available.

We can accept your application before you complete your undergraduate studies; please submit your latest transcripts with your on-line application. 

Please note: 

  • ALL places are subject to availability and if you apply for one of the later dates, some courses may already be closed. We recommend that you apply early in the cycle to secure your place with us.
  • Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MA Y Y N N

Course overview

  • You want the chance to study a range of interesting and important political problems and questions - and develop strong skills in logic and reasoning
  • You would like a course that has consistently proved an excellent stepping stone for a PhD in political theory
  • You are interested in studying in one of the largest and most active political theory research groups in the UK

Course Director: Dr Steven de Wijze, email; steven.a.de-wijze@manchester.ac.uk

Open days

For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit open days and visits

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • MA (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
    International students (per annum): £9,250

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Please see the School's funding page for further information.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Zoe Woodend
Telephone
+44(0) 161 275 1296
Facsimile
+44(0) 161 275 2450
Email
Website
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/politics
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