Taught course

Continental Philosophy Distance Learning

Staffordshire University · School of Journalism, Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

2.1 (or better, or international equivalent) undergraduate degree in philosophy or in a cognate subject.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Virtual visiting speaker programme – debate philosophy with prominent figures from around the world.

You wil be guided through key philosophers in the European tradition, including Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger and Foucault, treating along the way their ideas concerning such fundamental problems as the nature of time, the human, ethical or political practices, and history.

The course begins historically, starting from Kant and German Idealism, and traces influences and reactions through the next two centuries. The degree culminates in a major supervised research project.

Build on your previous studies of philosophy – or any of the related subjects just listed. It will be suitable for you whether you are studying just for the sake of interest, or as preparation for a PhD programme.

Core modules may include:

  • Transcendence and the Body
  • Phenomenology and Ontology
  • Masters Dissertation

Optional modules may include:

  • Contemporary Social Theory
  • Culture and Identity
  • Concepts in International History
  • Contemporary International Relations Theory
  • Knowledge and Politics

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Qualification and course duration


distance learning
26 months

Course contact details

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