Taught course

Literature and Philosophy

University of Sussex · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen Masters course. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

Study in a stimulating environment for creative thinking, open discussion and critical engagement. This course builds on the longstanding tradition of interdisciplinary research and teaching at Sussex.

You’ll draw on ideas from literature, philosophy (analytic and continental), psychology and intellectual history. You’ll also benefit from activities organised by the Literature and Philosophy Research Network.

You have the opportunity to examine central topics at the intersection of philosophy and literature, such as:

  • the autonomy of the work of art
  • literature as philosophy
  • ethics and literature
  • the experience of reading
  • style and narrative
  • modernism and modernity.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course enquiries
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