• A thriving and diverse community of theorists at one of the UK's top ten research universities.
  • Home of the leading journal, History of Political Thought.
  • An excellent professional placement record for past students.

The CPT team

Exeter now has one of the largest groups of political theorists in the UK.

CPT members


MA Political Thought

Study the thinkers who have shaped the modern world – Locke, Hegel, Marx and others – as well as more recent debates in social and political theory.

MA Political Thought

News and events

The Centre of Political Thought runs a number of events each year.




Our research

Our members are carrying out research across a variety of areas of expertise within political theory.

Research projects

Selected publications


Reading group

Our weekly Political Theory Reading Group is integrated into our MA programme.

Reading group meetings

Past programmes


Postgraduate Community

We have an active and diverse community of PhD students.

PhD students

South West Doctoral Training Centre