Queen's University - School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
Gordon Hall, Room 425
Kingston, ON
Canada K7L 3N6

Political and Legal Thought (M.A. Collaborative)

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Political Science and Government, General
Description The Graduate Program in Political and Legal Thought (PLT) is a 12-month collaborative degree that allows students to specialize in social, political, and legal theory. Students complete an M.A. in the Departments of Philosophy or Political Studies, or an L.L.M. in the Faculty of Law, by choosing from a broad range of designated courses across all three disciplines, which, in any given year, will cover topics such as global justice, jurisprudence, ethics and animals, just war theory, feminism and the law, bio-ethics, egalitarianism, and human rights. The only course of study of its kind in Canada, the PLT Program builds on the close connections that exist at Queen's between the Departments of Philosophy and Political Studies and the Faculty of Law. It provides an exciting opportunity for interdisciplinary engagement with leading scholars in a lively intellectual community. ​In addition to their other courses in Political and Legal Thought, students will normally participate in the Colloquium in Legal and Political Philosophy. The Colloquium is a highly distinctive course centred on seminars delivered by some of the world's leading legal and political theorists. Students are also encouraged to participate in the Political Philosophy Reading Group, which meets informally every two weeks to discuss important contemporary writings, some written by faculty and graduate students in Philosophy, Political Studies or Law.
Website: Political and Legal Thought (M.A. Collaborative) at Queen's University - School of Graduate Studies
Length: 12 Month(s)
Cost per year:

Cost per year includes tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Student seeking to enrol in the Collaborative Program in Political and Legal Thought must be accepted in the Graduate Program in Philosophy ( ) or the Graduate Program in Political Studies ( ) or the Graduate Program in Law (

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Last Updated: October 24, 2017