Taught course


University of Dundee · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

Normally a high 2.1 UG degree or equivalent in philosophy or a relevant discipline.

Degree name - Philosophy

Months of entry


Course content

This programme provides a yearlong study on philosophical approaches to understanding the nature of creativity and its significance within recent social and cultural contexts. It mainly focuses on Continental philosophy, with particular emphasis, for example, on Deleuze, Foucault, Gadamer, Heidegger, Nietzsche, Ricoeur and Sartre. Indicative topics include faculties of imagination, idleness and leisure, the image, phenomenology of the imagination, the origin of art, play, the unconscious.

The Philosophy department specialises in continental philosophy and offers a vibrant, friendly community with strong interdisciplinary ties to disciplines in the School of Humanities and the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

Courses (all courses are required, there are no optional modules):

  • Semester 1: Philosophies of Imagination, Self-Directed Study;
  • Semester 2: Economies of Creativity, Self-Directed Study.

Information for international students

International students should hold an undergraduate degree equivalent to at least a high 2.1. Students unfamiliar with the expectations of philosophical writing in the UK should contact us and have a sample of writing in English ready for review. Non-native English speakers will have to meet English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please visit the School of Humanities website for details on current funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66
Dissertation34 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Todd Mei
+44 (0)1382 388927