Taught course

European Philosophy

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of History, Politics and Philosophy

Entry requirements

You will normally have at least an upper second-class undergraduate UK honours degree, preferably in single or joint honours philosophy, but other disciplines and internationally equivalent qualifications or experience will be considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This specialist programme aims to provide you with a foundation in modern European philosophy from the late 18th century to the present day. It focuses on the European tradition (Leibniz, Hume, Ravaisson, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche and Bergson) as well as 20th century and contemporary philosophers (Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, Foucault, Lyotard and Nancy), and on the major areas of contemporary philosophy such as phenomenology, post-structuralism and deconstruction.

The programme allows you to grasp the relations between philosophy and other disciplines such as aesthetics, art-theory, literary theory and political theory. The modules offered vary from year to year, but all draw on the research specialisms of members of the department.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

This course can also be studied online.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969