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Political Theory

Cardiff University

36 months
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About

Political Theory is a research area from Cardiff University within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Politics and International Relations research programmes (MPhil, PhD).

Overview

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.

Features

The Political Theory Research Unit  from Cardiff University, 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.

Programme Structure

Topics include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are no official closing dates. We ask that completed applications are submitted for consideration at least 3 months before your requested start date.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Please include a:

  • detailed research proposal of about 5,000 words. Read our guidance on how to write a research proposal.
  • title
  • introduction
  • clear statement of research problem and research questions
  • review of key literature
  • proposed methodology
  • proposed contribution (why your research is valuable and to whom)

Tuition Fee

Tuition fees status is determined during the processing of applications, so we are unable to confirm this in advance or advise on fees status decisions.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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