The MLitt in Global Social and Political Thought explores the history and influence of social and political ideas. You will develop an interdisciplinary understanding of global thought traditions as well as learn applied skills in comparative analysis and cultural evaluation.
- Aimed at students who want to deepen their understanding of global thought traditions including those who may want to continue to a doctoral degree.
- Degree structure and content helps students with limited direct subject experience to develop advanced knowledge and understanding.
- Transnational and comparative study of global traditions gives a remarkable richness and depth compared with conventional political thought degrees.
- Interdisciplinary character allows you to use ideas from different disciplines to illuminate your studies.
- Integrated training programme connects your academic learning with the development of professional competencies that enhance employability.
The MLitt in Global Social and Political Thought is distinguished by its international and comparative approach that will develop your understanding of what global thought and identity mean.
The degree will deepen your understanding of the great historical traditions of social and political thought across nations and cultures. You will learn about the different kinds of social and political thought influencing political arguments today as well as explore the relationships between political thought, anthropology, philosophy, and international relations. You will also learn about the manipulation of ideas and identities in our digital age – how they are created, shaped, communicated, and transformed with profound consequences for society and politics today and into the future.
The degree will be of particular interest if you intend to continue to doctoral research as it provides a broad-based programme of study culminating in a supervised research project.
The degree is also distinguished by its interdisciplinary character. You will be encouraged to develop a more rounded, interdisciplinary understanding of global thought traditions and to use ideas from different disciplines to illuminate your studies. The core modules bring together subject experts from across the University, providing different disciplinary perspectives on key topics.
The degree includes an integrated training programme. The training programme connects your academic learning with the development of professional competencies that enhance employability. The training programme brings together postgraduates from all Graduate School Masters degrees, helping you to make new interdisciplinary connections and providing a supportive social aspect to the Graduate School community.
The MLitt in Global Social and Political Thought is a one-year full-time degree. You will complete two compulsory modules in semester 1 (September to December) and two further compulsory modules in semester 2 (January to May).
You will use the period from June to August to complete a supervised research project.
The MLitt degree involves both independent and group study, and teaching methods include seminars, workshops, and practical sessions.
Most modules are assessed through coursework, including essays, reflective assignments, and presentations.
Further particulars regarding curriculum development.