24 months
15400 GBP/year
8560 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Philosophy programme at Kingston University is a unique and intensive two-year programme – the only one of its kind in the UK.


The Philosophy programme at Kingston University is dedicated to postgraduate study and research in the tradition of modern European (or 'continental') philosophy.  You will be able to study in more depth and with a more intense research focus than is possible in a one-year MA. It will allow you to combine detailed study of foundational texts by Kant, Hegel, Marx and other seminal thinkers, along with a wide range of approaches to 20th-century developments in modern European philosophy and critical theory.

You'll be based at the UK's leading Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy. (CRMEP) at Kingston University, where you will be part of a large, supportive and stimulating postgraduate community.


Many of our graduates often progress to research degrees in European philosophy and critical theory.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Kant and his Legacy
  • Kant and the Aesthetic Tradition  
  • Art Theory: Modernism, Avant-Garde, Contemporary
  • Contemporary European Philosophies
  • Critique, Practice, Power

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 or above honours degree, or equivalent, in philosophy or a related subject. Candidates with non-standard qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15400 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8560 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8560 GBP per year during 24 months.

UK students tuition fees:

  • MPhilStud part time £4,708

International students tuition fees: 

  • MPhilStud part time £8,470

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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