Taught course

Philosophy and Contemporary Critical Theory

Institution
Kingston University · Kingston School of Art
Qualifications
MAMA with Placement

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a good (upper-second [2:1] or first-class honours, or the equivalent) undergraduate degree in Philosophy or a related subject.

Applicants with other kinds of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

On this Philosophy and Contemporary Critical Theory MA course you'll study key works of critical theory in relation to the social and political problems of the present. It allows you to combine study of the two main traditions of critical theory, the Frankfurt School and French structuralism and anti-humanism, as well as engage with work by thinkers who have become influential only in the last two decades, e.g. Agamben, Spivak, Badiou, Butler and Deleuze.

While addressing contemporaries around questions like social justice, political power, class, identity, representation, and so on, this MA in critical theory grounds its problems and concepts in their specific philosophical context, with particular reference to the foundational work of Kant, Hegel and Marx.

It will prepare you for a wide range of careers in education, the arts, politics and public policy, and it also provides ideal preparation for doctoral research in philosophy or related disciplines.

You'll be based at the UK's leading Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) at Kingston University, where you will be part of a large, supportive and stimulating postgraduate community.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MA with Placement
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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