Political Philosophy Research Seminar

This information is for the 2021/22 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Sarah Goff


This course is available on the MRes/PhD in Political Science. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

Compulsory for all PhD students in the Government Department specialising in political theory. Other interested students are welcome to attend, if numbers permit.

Course content

Guest speakers present papers and initiate discussion at seminars.


There are typically 5 sessions in MT and 5 sessions in LT, and a variable number of sessions in ST, totalling around 18 hours of workshops across the terms. The precise schedule will be made available at the start of each term. This year, some or all of these workshops may be delivered through a combination of online and on-campus workshops/seminars. There will be a reading week in Week 6 of both the MT and LT.


No assessment

Course selection videos

Some departments have produced short videos to introduce their courses. Please refer to the course selection videos index page for further information.

Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: Government

Total students 2020/21: Unavailable

Average class size 2020/21: Unavailable

Value: Non-credit bearing

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Specialist skills