The Philosophy programme at Kingston University begins with a compulsory module on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. You will then choose five modules from an extensive list that covers some of the foundational texts and thinkers of the modern European tradition (Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Heidegger) and 20th- and 21st-century philosophy and critical theory, including psychoanalysis.
Throughout the degree, you'll also attend content-based philosophical research methods seminars. You'll begin preparing your dissertation in Year 2. Assessment of the dissertation includes a viva voce examination. In addition, you will organise and run reading groups around your own interests and on topics related to your dissertation.
Where this course will take you
Our graduates often progress to research degrees in European philosophy and critical theory, or to careers in media/journalism, publishing, the arts, education, and public policy.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Art Theory: Modernism, Avant-Garde, Contemporary
- Critique, Practice, Power
- Hegel and his Legacy
- Kant and the Aesthetic Tradition
- Nietzsche and Heidegger
- Philosophy and Psychoanalysis
- Philosophy of Art History
- 24 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.
DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics View 190 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in United Kingdom
- Normally, a first class degree in Philosophy or a related subject.
- Students who begin one of the 12-month MA courses in Philosophy at Kingston may apply for conversion to MPhilStud after completing four modules.
International14500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA6900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6900 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
Home and European Union:
- MA part time £3,795
Overseas (not EU):
- MA part time £7,975
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.
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