Taught course

Philosophy (by Research)

Institution
Nottingham Trent University · School of Arts and Humanities
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A UK honours (minimum 2.2) degree in a relevant subject or equivalent. Applications from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in Philosophy (by research) is one of only a few MA courses that offers an advanced research MA which concentrates on numerous European philosophers and philosophical methodologies.

NTU is home to a modern philosophy department which concentrates on contemporary aspects of Philosophy with particular strengths in 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Everyday Life, Film and Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion.

What you'll study

This focus on the latest thinking will allow you to apply a philosophical mindset to tackle real issues happening in the world today. The philosophy department at NTU is a very open community. You will have lots of access to our expert and supportive staff throughout the progress of your course.

The course has been designed to offer graduate students a thorough grounding in the key intellectual traditions that have defined contemporary philosophy. Through this course you will enhance your level of understanding of the ideas, contexts and techniques required to philosophise in both academic and non-academic contexts.

You may pursue a wide variety of self-devised research studying, but not limited to, the work of Wittgenstein, Husserl, Heidegger, Foucault, Deleuze and Derrida and focus on how the latest thinking is applied to real-world issues.

The MA in Philosophy (by research) has been designed to offer graduate students a thorough grounding in the key intellectual traditions that have defined contemporary philosophy. Through this course you will enhance your level of understanding of the ideas, contexts and techniques required to philosophise in both academic and non-academic contexts.

You will consider fundamental issues which arise around the role and practical application of philosophy in the 20th Century. You will be trained to critically assess the relevance of these philosophical methodologies in the wider context of economic, social, institutional, cultural, technological and particularly political changes taking place within the world today.

This will enable you to have a systematic understanding and knowledge of the following sub-topics and disciplinary themes:

  • Aristotle, Descartes, Nietzsche;
  • european philosophy; and
  • phenomenology.

Information for international students

International students whose first language is not English are required to have IELTS 6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Fees and funding

We have a number of UK/EU and International student bursaries and scholarships for postgraduate courses. For more information please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
hum.enquiries@ntu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 115 848 4200