Taught course

Literature and Philosophy

Institution
Kingston University · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

The minimum entry qualifications for the programme are:

BA or BSc: In normal circumstances, at least a 2:1 or upper second class honours degree will be required.

Exceptionally, an equivalent will be considered on an individual basis-for example relevant experience in the workforce, supplemented by a written sample analysing and justifying why the candidate should be accepted.

All candidates will be interviewed either in person or by Skype/phone.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Choose Kingston's Literature and Philosophy MA

The course offers you a broad range of topics in English, including gender, race theory and postcolonial literature and theory medieval literature, Shakespeare, the gothic, the American Suburban novel, Iris Murdoch, slavery and empire. It also offers you the chance to engage in continental philosophy with an emphasis on deconstruction, French thought, German idealism, critical theory, aesthetics, contemporary feminist, modern continental thought and psychoanalysis. The core module offers you the chance to interrogate the boundary between English and philosophy, focusing on their divergent assumptions as well as their connections. It pushes you to think about what is unique to each discipline, and what each discipline can bring to the other.

What will you study
The course offers you a broad range of topics in English, including gender, race theory and postcolonial literature and theory medieval literature, Shakespeare, the gothic, the American Suburban novel, Iris Murdoch, slavery and empire. It also offers you the chance to engage in continental philosophy with an emphasis on deconstruction, French thought, German idealism, critical theory, aesthetics, contemporary feminist, modern continental thought and psychoanalysis. The core module offers you the chance to interrogate the boundary between English and philosophy, focusing on their divergent assumptions as well as their connections. It pushes you to think about what is unique to each discipline, and what each discipline can bring to the other.

Course structure

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Modules on this course:
Interdisciplinary Investigations: An Introduction to Literature and Philosophy
Humans and Animals
Mappings and Crossings
Markets and Materiality
Sex and Text
Trauma and Justice
Recent French Philosophy
Plasticity and Form
Art Theory: Modernism, Avant-Garde, Contemporary

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

Fees and funding

For more information please see: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/literature-and-philosophy-ma/fees-and-funding.html

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Phone
08448 544972/+44 (0)20 3308 9929