The Social and Political Thought MA provides you with a thorough grounding in the classics of social and political thought and a deep and varied engagement with their 20th and 21st century offshoots. Warwick will provide you with the tools to think clearly, critically and imaginatively regarding these themes. Course overview This MA programme provides you with a thorough grounding in the classics of Social and Political Thought, and a deep and varied engagement with their 20th and 21st century offshoots. It addresses key concepts and ideas that are central to the analysis of contemporary society, politics and culture. These include debates over the basis of contemporary capitalism, neoliberalism, biopolitics, ideology, and the fundamental question of what it means to be ‘social’ and/or ‘human’.
- Politics and Social Theory
- Capitalism, State and Market
- Mastering Complex Real-World Data
- Qualitative Methods in Social Research
- Quantitative Methods in Social Research
- Gender, Imperialism and International Development
- Gender Analysis and Development Practice
- Cultures of Life, Authority and Power in Modernity
- Market Life: Wealth and Poverty in Global Capitalism
- Social Research for Social Change
- State of the Art of Sociology
- Understanding Social Science
- Feminist Theory and Epistemology
- The Sociology of Urban Life
- Postcolonial Theory and Politics
- Transnational Media Ecologies
- Feminist Pedagogy/Feminist Activism
- Queering Sociology
- Key Problems in Criminal Justice
- Creative Research Methods
- Ethnography and the Anthropological Tradition
- Sociology of End Times
- Social Data Science
- Researching Inequality: Race, Class, Gender in Global Perspective
Taught modules are assessed through written assignments. You will focus on your 15-000 word dissertation after the end of Spring Term.
**Minimum requirements** 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band B - IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** Read our departmental advice on applying to ensure your application has the best chance for success.
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5 ESRC quota awards for taught Master's courses; 2 Arts and Humanities Research Council awards; Overseas Research Scheme studentships.
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