The course is specifically designed to equip you with a thorough understanding of the relevance of critical theory for the key contemporary liberal, post-Marxist and radical political theories that shape today’s world.
The dissertation provides practice in theoretically informed and independent research. The MA Critical Theory and Politics therefore serves as an ideal preparation for doctoral studies in these areas.
You will be assigned both a personal tutor and dissertation tutor to guide you through your coursework.
You may follow the MA Critical Theory and Politics over one year, full-time (October to September) or part-time over two years.
Full time students take two modules, one from each school, per semester before completing a dissertation over the summer months which must be submitted in September.
All taught modules are assessed by written work of 5,000 words, which is submitted towards the end of the semester in which the module is taught.
The dissertation module is assessed by a written work of 15,000-20,000 words – this is usually submitted in early September.
There are no examinations. All coursework and dissertations are double marked within the school as well as being examined externally.