Taught course

Aesthetics

Institution
University of Southampton · School of Humanities
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

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

September

Course content

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.

Information for international students

www.southampton.ac.uk/international/

Fees and funding

www.southampton.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/

www.southampton.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/pgfundbyschool.html

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Humanities
Email
L.Walters@soton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 23 8059 6809