Masters by Research
MPhil in Political theory
MPhil in International Political Theory/History of International Thought
The MPhil is a Masters by research degree. Students write a dissertation of up to 50,000 words on a topic developed by them in partnership with the School. The MPhil is normally a one year project after which the student can submit the thesis for examination. There is provision for one further ‘writing up’ year should the candidate need it.
An MPhil gives you the opportunity to explore a research topic in-depth under one to one supervision by one of our staff members. The School’s staff includes world-leading academics with expertise and experience in a broad range of subject areas. We welcome applicants interested in:
- The history of political thought/History of International thought
- International political thought/ Global ethics
- Global justice/international ethics
- Distributive justice
- British Idealism
- Just War theory
- The politics of International law
- International Practise theory
- Security theory
The School has particular strength and experience in political theory with 6 members of staff and many research students working in the field. There is also a strong cluster of scholars working on questions of international political theory (from the politics of international law to maritime piracy to just war theory and humanitarian intervention). We invite applicants to engage in an MPhil (masters by research) in a vibrant intellectual context with one to one supervision of their project supplemented by research skills training and participation in a range of postgraduate modules.
Interested applicants should contact Dr Peter Sutch for further information and guidance on the application process, which includes preparing a research proposal.