1st or Upper 2nd Class honours degree in philosophy or a relevant subject. English Language IELTS 6.5, or equivalent in other approved English language test.
Months of entry
The course offers a grounding in aesthetics and philosophy of the arts; it is designed to meet the needs of those who have already studied aesthetics at undergraduate level and those with degrees in other but related subjects (such as English and music) who wish to explore the philosophical underpinning of reflection on the arts; it allows students the opportunity to explore both the history of aesthetics and contemporary philosophical debate about the arts, and can provide the basis for future research (e.g. at PhD level).
Core modules: Topics in contemporary aesthetics; classic texts in philosophy: value; research skills; dissertation; 2 specialised modules from: aesthetic value; aesthetics of the environment; art and emotion; contemporary analytic philosophy of art; the philosophy of horror and tragedy; the philosophy of film; philosophy of music; poetry and philosophy in Plato and Aristotle; 18th-century British aesthetics; Kant’s aesthetics; Schopenhauer’s aesthetics; Nietzsche’s aesthetics; Collingwood’s aesthetics.
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