Taught course

Modern European Philosophy

Institution
Kingston University · School of Humanities
Qualifications
MA

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

This course is widely recognised as one of the most challenging and stimulating philosophy masters programmes in the UK. Based on a focused study of the fundamental texts of the modern European philosophical tradition, it provides an ideal preparation for doctoral research in philosophy or related fields in the humanities and social sciences. It will also prepare graduates for a wide range of careers in education, the arts, politics and public policy.

Key features

  • You will benefit from high levels of staff-student contact, including individual tutorials, from versatile and internationally recognised teaching staff with a wide range of interests, projects and publications.
  • You will be part of a large and supportive postgraduate community, studying with committed and engaged peers.
  • The course is based at the UK's leading Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) at Kingston University, where you can attend and participate in research events with visiting international speakers.

What will you study

The course comprises four taught modules and a dissertation on a topic of your choice. You will have the opportunity to study 19th- and 20th-century European philosophy in a structured way, concentrating on the interpretation and analysis of key texts. You will pay particular attention to the influence of Kant's philosophy and to the debates that structured the development of post-Kantian philosophy in both Germany and France.

Beginning with a foundation module on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, the course adopts Kant's critical philosophy as a historical and conceptual basis for the understanding of subsequent European philosophy as a whole. Other major authors studied may include Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Deleuze and Badiou. You may also choose from a range of option modules from related programmes in Philosophy & Contemporary Critical Theory and Aesthetics & Art Theory.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/modern-european-philosophy-ma/entry-requirements.html

Fees and funding

Please see http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/ for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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