Postgraduate Study

Research programmes

Academic staff associated with the Just World Institute provide interdisciplinary training and supervision for PhD students and for students taking research masters programmes in the Graduate School of Social and Political Science.

See our PhD in Political Theory website for more details on doing a political philosophy PhD with us, including information on our research-leading supervisors, feedback from past and present PhD students, and details of where some of our former PhD students are now.

Prospective research students are encouraged to make direct contact with potential supervisors regarding the suitability of their proposals. (See list of academic staff profiles.)

Taught programmes

Programme title Details
MSc in International Political Theory (directed by Dr Mathias Thaler) International Political Theory (IPT) is a new and rapidly growing field, capturing some of the most important and intellectually exciting developments of contemporary political concern. Questions of justice, rights, political obligation and forms of government, previously examined primarily within the context of the nation-state, appear transformed as new and unprecedented challenges arise in the context of increasing global integration. In short, we are interested in examining the rights and wrongs of international affairs, viewing these not only as ethical issues, but also as matters rooted in, and with consequences for, the institutions and processes of political and economic organisation globally.
MSc in Global Crime, Justice and Security (co-directed by Dr Andy Aitchison) There are an increasing number of areas of research and practice which require a knowledge and understanding of law, politics and the policy process, international relations, and various aspects of social science. The connected phenomena of crime, justice and security, in a global context, represent such a growing field of interest for academic research and are a focus of a range of international and domestic governing and non-governmental organisations.

For a full list of taught masters programmes provided by the School of Social and Political Science, please visit the Graduate School's website. All admissions inquiries should be directed to the Graduate School of Social and Political Science.

Postgraduate Study