Thinking about social and political issues and problems doesn’t stop at disciplinary boundaries. The MA in Social and Political Thought harvests the benefits that come with a more openly structured, interdisciplinary approach that is based on a wider contextual appreciation of political and social ideas. It will provide students with a deeper understanding of how ideas play out in practice and develop the knowledge base and critical skills required to think beyond disciplinary boundaries when addressing contemporary social and political problems. The SPT degree puts an emphasis on:- Improving analytical and interpretative skills through analysing politically and socially relevant meanings in texts and other media, and engaging with critical methodological approaches;- Developing an awareness and diagnostic skills that allow for addressing the complex relationship between thinking and action;- Building the resourcefulness and facilitating scholarly/intellectual capacity-building powers to address social and political problems and issues;- Sharing an awareness and encouraging a more self-reflective approach vis-à-vis a purely practical-oriented political engagement or a propensity towards ideological politics;- Encouraging political and social engagement by stressing the educational dimensions of citizenship and civic engagement.- Fostering communication and presentations skills, orally and in writing;
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Rolling Admission; A Second Class Honours Grade One (2:1) or higher is required but Second Class Honours Grade Two (2:2) standard or equivalent may be considered