Taught course

European Philosophy

University of Wales Trinity Saint David · School of Cultural Studies

Entry requirements

The normal minimum requirement for admission is a Bachelor’s degree, with good II.1 honours, or equivalent. However, as part of an inclusive approach to learning, we encourage students from non traditional entry points or without recognised educational backgrounds but who have an equivalent and appropriate professional qualification or significant relevant professional experience to apply. In such cases the programme leader may ask for a telephone/Skype conversation or request evidence in the form of a piece of work, report or analysis of some sort to satisfy themselves that each student is able to fulfil their potential on the course.

European Philosophy

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The MA European Philosophy is a distance-learning programme designed to give the student an opportunity to reflect upon the dominant thinkers and philosophies of the European tradition, but also to consider the impact of such thinking upon the student's own life experience – as European citizens and as thinkers and agents in the ‘Western’ tradition.

All students begin the programme with a module designed to develop high level research skills and approaches. This is followed by core modules covering developments in 19th and 20th Century European Philosophy and thought from Kant and the post-Kantians to developments in post-structuralism and a range of option modules.

The modules are built around the research specialisms of our academic staff, all of whom are research-active and regularly publish their thoughts and ideas.

The MA is a modular programme. In part I, students take six 20-credit modules. In part II, students are required to write a dissertation.

Typical Modules Include:

  • Philosophical Research Skills
  • 19th Century Continental Philosophy
  • 20th Century Continental Philosophy
  • Knowledge and Culture
  • The Philosophy of Philosophy
  • Mind and Body
  • Aesthetics
  • Self and Society

Online Learning

Our Philosophy programmes are taught via online learning by dedicated staff, experienced in guiding both UK and International students through the programme via distance learning. Distance Learning students will have access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and have contact with tutors visa phone, email and skype.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12-48 months


distance learning
12-48 months


distance learning
12-48 months


distance learning
12-48 months

Course contact details

Dr Tristan nash