Politics at Oxford is always studied in combination with at least one other subject. At Mansfield our largest contingent of undergraduates studying Politics is in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). However, we also have a regular intake in History and Politics.
While the first year concentrates on a general introduction to politics, a wide spread of core and optional papers enables students to explore their preferred paths in the subject, in consultation with their tutors. We encourage the writing of an undergraduate thesis as an area in which students can develop their ideas in greater depth and with a greater degree of independence.
The College offers a wide range of topics within politics.
David Leopold has interests in contemporary political theory and the history of political thought. His work in the latter area has focused on nineteenth century thinkers (including G.W.F. Hegel, Karl Marx, and William Morris) and movements (including socialism, utopianism, and anarchism).