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Political Philosophy




Political Philosophy Diploma

Welcome to the Political Philosophy Diploma, a comprehensive online course designed to provide a broad yet detailed understanding of the key concepts and theories that underpin the complex world of political philosophy. This course offers a robust exploration into the rich and diverse tapestry of political ideas and beliefs that have shaped societies around the globe.

The journey commences with an ‘Introduction to Political Philosophy’, where learners will get a solid grounding in the basic concepts and principles. This foundation will pave the way for a deeper exploration of political philosophy’s many dimensions.

A significant component of this course will delve into ‘Utilitarianism’, a theory positing the ultimate moral goal as achieving the greatest happiness for the greatest number. Engaging in this section allows learners to question and challenge the assumptions of the utilitarian perspective, refining their understanding of this philosophy’s implications in shaping societal norms and standards.

‘Liberty’, a central concept in political thought, will also be scrutinised in this course. Here, learners will analyse the complex nature of freedom, the intricacies of personal and political liberty, and the fine balance between individual freedoms and societal order.

In the section on ‘Rights’, the course delves into the philosophical underpinnings of human rights, legal rights, and moral rights. Learners will grapple with the complex interplay of rights in a diverse society, raising essential questions about their origins, their purpose, and their limits.

‘Distributive Justice’ offers an examination of the principles that should guide the allocation of goods within a society. Engaging with contemporary debates and contrasting perspectives on social justice, learners will evaluate different approaches to creating a just society.

The course also includes a comprehensive look at ‘Political Obligation’, discussing the nature and source of a citizen’s duty to obey the state. Here, one will analyse the theories of obligation that have shaped political thought across centuries.

Delving into ‘Democracy’, this Political Philosophy Diploma course explores its philosophical foundations and the debates surrounding this governing system’s virtues and shortcomings. Learners will examine the democratic principles that define modern politics, highlighting the struggles and triumphs of democracy in action.

Two thought-provoking sections focus on ‘Marxism’ and ‘Feminism’, political philosophies that have sparked substantial societal changes. These sections provide insight into the theoretical underpinnings of these movements, shedding light on the historical, societal, and political contexts that birthed them.

Finally, ‘Political Significance of Race’ presents a contemporary examination of race in political philosophy, scrutinising the implications of racial identity and racism in contemporary society and politics.

The Political Philosophy Diploma is a rigorous and insightful course, ideal for those passionate about understanding and engaging in the world of political philosophy. Its comprehensive content ensures that by the end of this course, learners will be well equipped to analyse, critique, and form opinions on the various aspects of political philosophy, thereby helping to shape informed, insightful citizens ready to navigate the intricacies of modern politics.

What you will learn

1:Introduction to Political Philosophy
5:Distributive Justice
6:Political Obligation
10:Political Significance of Race

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Course Outcomes

After completing the course, you will receive a diploma certificate and an academic transcript from Elearn college.


Each unit concludes with a multiple-choice examination. This exercise will help you recall the major aspects covered in the unit and help you ensure that you have not missed anything important in the unit. The results are readily available, which will help you see your mistakes and look at the topic once again. If the result is satisfactory, it is a green light for you to proceed to the next chapter.


Elearn College is a registered Ed-tech company under the UK Register of Learning( Ref No:10062668). After completing a course, you will be able to download the certificate and the transcript of the course from the website. For the learners who require a hard copy of the certificate and transcript, we will post it for them for an additional charge.

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