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Course summary

Warwick's Political and Legal Theory MA questions how normative analysis might be applied to address matters of public concern. You will acquire knowledge and understanding to central normative conceptions and their implications to public policy, institutional design and the law. Course overview This programme will enable you to acquire knowledge and understanding of the central normative conceptions, the debates they have generated, and their implications of different approaches for public policy, institutional design and the law. This interdisciplinary approach is supported by the close cooperation fostered by the Centre for Ethics, Law and Public Affairs, which is situated in our Department and which includes members from Law, Philosophy and Sociology. This programme provides an advanced education in normative issues that will prepare you for doctoral study that includes normative inquiry, giving you a wide range of experience that will be attractive to employers.


Core modules

  • Normative Analysis
Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • Justice and Equality
  • Global Justice and Future Generations
  • Topics in Moral and Political Philosophy
The optional module lists are updated regularly. You may select up to 40 CATS (normally two modules) from a list of specialist modules for this course, and a further 40 CATS from either this list or a related department (such as Law or Philosophy) for a total of 120 CATS of taught modules.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include research essays and other (written) assignments throughout the year, culminating in a 10,000 word dissertation at the end.

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. Visit our PAIS web pages for department-specific advice on applying to ensure your application has the best chance for success. Postgraduate FAQs (PAIS specific) Postgraduate FAQs (General) **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** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Political and Legal Theory at University of Warwick - UCAS