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MSc Digital Politics & Sustainable Development

Explore the increasingly urgent phenomena of social activism, fake news, cybercrime, AI, and sustainability within a rewarding and professionally salient masters degree. Drawing on politics, philosophy, and computer science, this compelling interdisciplinary degree addresses new global frontiers facing political and business leaders.


The courses that run in each academic year are subject to change in line with faculty availability and student demand so there is no guarantee every course will be delivered. For further information, please see here and speak to your admissions contact.

Autumn Semester

Core courses

  • Global Politics in the Digital Age
  • Political Theory in the Anthropocene

Choose two of the following

  • Human Security, Globalization, and Sustainable Development
  • Technology and Human Values
  • AI and Data Ethics
  • Mind and Reality
  • Value Theory and Ethics
  • Rationality and Reasoning
  • Theory and Applications of Data Analytics
  • Foundations of Project Management 

Spring Semester

Core Courses

Research Methods

Choose three of the following:

  • Sustainable Development in Practice
  • Topics in Ethics and Political Theory
  • Minds and Machines
  • Values and Society
  • Topics in Modern Philosophy
  • Mind, Meaning, and Metaphysics
  • Topics in Responsible AI
  • Programming for Data Applications
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing with Deep Learning 

Summer Semester

Extended Dissertation (60 credits)

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