Master's Degree in Political Theory and Democratic Culture

General

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Program Description

  • Type of education: Face-to-face.
  • Number of new entry places offered: 40
  • Total credits: 60
  • Languages taught: Spanish.
  • Guide price: € 45.02 per credit.
  • Master's Scholarship: see relevant information here .

About

The Master in Political Theory and Democratic Culture is the only Master in Spain dedicated almost exclusively to political theory. However, this is one of the most relevant fields for discussion, analysis and reorientation of the values and principles that govern our societies.

The current democratic systems are immersed in an environment of uncertainty. On the one hand, there is a wide and complex debate on the validity of representative democracy, which some opinions see as typical of an era already overwhelmed by new economic, social and technological realities, to which it would not know how to respond. Other voices, on the other hand, warn of the little viability of non-representative systems and of the negative consequences that their implementation would have. In convergence with this debate, new parties and social movements have emerged that question the economic, educational and cultural model of the western world, proposing new forms of social activism, but lacking a solid theoretical reflection that supports them.

Academic year 2020-21

Course 1

Code

Subject

Character

Credits

Offered

608807

Debates around the State: Crisis or Recovery

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

608808

Neoliberalism Debates

Optional

6.0

Yes

608809

The Multicultural Debate: Liberalism, Communitarianism and Human Rights

Optional

6.0

Yes

608806

Geopolitics: Space and Power

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

608810

Democracy in History

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

608811

The Republican Tradition

Optional

6.0

Yes

608812

Spanish and Ibero-American Contemporary Political Thought

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

608805

Research Workshop in Political Theory

Compulsory

3.0

Yes

608803

Contemporary Political Theory

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

608813

Theory and Practice of Populisms

Optional

6.0

Yes

608804

Fundamental Political Texts

Compulsory

3.0

Yes

608814

Final Master's Project

Final Master's Project

12.0

Yes

goals

It is the only university Master in Spain specialized in Political Theory. It is focused on the training, in democratic principles and values, of analysts, political advisers and professional politicians. Its purpose is to prepare those who should guide decision-making in the various spheres of the public sphere, as well as organize and lead think tanks, consolidate or reform democratic institutions, and address the social, political and cultural implications of geopolitics and of globalization.

The University Master's also has a clear academic vocation. It enables quality training to successfully undertake Doctoral studies by initiating students in research tasks in the fields of political theory and philosophy, the history of political thought and concepts, debates around democracy and the possibilities and consequences of globalization.

Recipients

Graduates or graduates in any career who wish to specialize in the analysis of contemporary politics and in the theoretical framework of democracy. The University Master's Degree is specially designed for graduates in Political Science, Philosophy, and the rest of the degrees in Social Sciences and Humanities, but training supplements are offered to students from other branches of knowledge.

Why study this master?

Activities for which the title qualifies: political analysts, experts in national, European and international politics, researchers in political philosophy and theory, history of political thought, geopolitics and globalization.

Interested in doing PhD studies in the branches of Philosophy and Political Science.

Admission requirements for masters

Non-enabling university masters

  • Be in possession of any of the following titles:
    • Spanish official university degree .
    • Title issued by an institution of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and empowering in the country of issue for access to Master's education.
    • Title of educational systems outside the EHEA that empowers in the country of issuance for access to Master's education, homologated or declared equivalent to the degree and academic level of Degree or Degree by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training . In case of lacking the mentioned homologation or equivalency, it will be necessary to have authorization or access permission granted by this University.
  • Or be carrying out during the course in which you pre-enroll studies leading to the obtaining of any of the previous degrees and be in a position to prove the obtaining of the same before September 30, 2020 .
  • In addition, students from foreign educational systems, whose mother tongue is different from Spanish, must prove level B2 of the Spanish language (or higher) .
  • Specific requirements that any of the requested masters may have. You can consult it by accessing the website of the Master itself.
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