Text and Critique in Social and Political Thought (946M1)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

The module focuses on the key texts of social and political thought and on responses to them by contemporaries and subsequent critics.

The module is organised around a reading of key sections from texts such as Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right' and Marx's critique of Hegel.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 278 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.