What will I learn?


Our MSc in Politics (Radical Political Theory) is established upon a firm foundation of research-led teaching, blended learning methods and expertise driven insights, as well as a clear commitment to guiding and supporting your development at postgraduate level.

The course will provide you with the opportunity to gain both comprehensive conceptual knowledge and an indispensable practical understanding of research and practice in the area of radical politics.

You will tackle ‘big issues’ with confidence and curiosity, equipping you for career paths in local, national, and international arenas thanks to innovative modules and a thesis in an area that you are interested in.

The world is a violent, unequal place, and social change is rapid. ‘All that is solid melts into air’, as one famous philosopher remarked.

Your future career

An MSc in Politics (Radical Political Theory) will provide you with a wide knowledge base, allowing you to command both the organising principles and nuanced specifics of research and practice in contemporary politics.

This innovative and relevant degree will equip you with a refined understanding of politics as a whole, as well as the role and application of your Radical Political Theory specialism.

In order to complete this demanding degree, you will develop your ability to thoroughly and expertly use a wide range of sources and forms of information to critically assess contemporary politics, its various distributions of power and influence, and forms of authority and governance.

Throughout the year, you will be provided with curriculum-based expertise informed by the research activities and policy specialisms of the staff. This promotes a depth of intellectual inquiry and a practical quality to the debate amongst other students within and beyond the classroom, which you will subsequently convert into concise and clearheaded thinking in future roles. You will also emerge with the tools to operate in a culturally and socially sensitive learning and working environment.

Which department am I in?

Canterbury Christ Church University

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£13,000.00 (US$ 17,474) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


Canterbury Christ Church University

North Holmes Road,



CT1 1QU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have Bachelors Degree. IELTS : 6 no less than 5.5 in each section.

For international students

Our standard offer for accepting students onto the MSc in Politics is a 2:2, preferably in directly relatable subjects within the social and political sciences, although cognate subjects including history, law, comparative studies, or the broader range of sociology and psychology, and English will also be considered providing undergraduate marks obtained are robust enough. This is in addition to two letters of recommendation, and a brief personal statement outlining interest and areas of specialism being considered, as well as a complete CV. If English is not your first language you require an IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5 for most standard undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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