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Fees and funding
£Fees set by Queen Mary, University of London (FT)
Queen Mary, University of London is normally able to offer a bursary for applicants to this programme to provide them with an element of financial support during their study.
These bursaries are open to MA applicants from the UK, the EU and overseas. Visit www.history.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding for further details.
Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website
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Research Assessment Rating
65% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly.
History of Political Thought and Intellectual History MA
This MA, run jointly with Queen Mary, University of London, is an intercollegiate University of London programme which draws on the expertise of academic staff from the Colleges and Institutes of the University in the fields of the history of political thought and intellectual history.
What will I learn?
The programme offers advanced training in intellectual history and the history of political thought and philosophy, from the ancient world to the twenty-first century. It provides an essential grounding in the various methods and approaches associated with the study of the history of thought developed over the past quarter-century.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The MA is unique in making available to students from around the world the academic excellence of the relevant sections of London's academic community, together with the advantages of the city's unsurpassed research resources.
Its aim is to offer to young scholars and to graduates returning to study the opportunity to build upon their undergraduate interests in the fields of the history of political thought and intellectual history. At the same time, it provides students with the necessary preparation for doctoral work in this area of research.
See subject website for more information:
Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of one core module (60 credits), optional modules (60 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, taught by members of staff from departments across UCL and the University of London. Assessment is through essays, unseen examination, coursework, and the dissertation.
Further details available on subject website:
Entry and application
A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.
How to apply
SPECIAL APPLICATION PROCESS.
Admissions for this programme are currently via Queen Mary, University of London. The Postgraduate application form and prospectus can be obtained from:
The Admissions and Recruitment Office
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS
Or you can apply on line at: www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/applyfortaughtprogrammes/index/html
Who can apply?
The programme is particularly suitable for students with a first degree in history, politics, law, philosophy, modern languages and literatures, or related disciplines. Applicants from students who have developed an interest in any aspect of the history of political thought, intellectual history, or the history of philosophy are actively encouraged.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study History of Political Thought and Intellectual History at graduate level
- why you want to study History of Political Thought and Intellectual History at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your academic background meets the demands of a challenging academic environment
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
The programme is primarily designed to prepare students for a higher degree in research and to help them identify possible areas of major research. However, the course can be taken as free-standing programme for students who wish to develop their knowledge in this area and enhance their CV. It is also suitable for teachers or other professionals who wish to gain an advanced knowledge of their subject.
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