M.A. Online

Continental Philosophy

Staffordshire University

13 months
7610 GBP/year
7610 GBP/year
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The M.A. in Continental Philosophy at Staffordshire University offers you a chance to study important figures and ideas in recent and contemporary philosophy – all from the comfort of your own home.


The Continental Philosophy program offered by Staffordshire University guides students through the work of key philosophers in the European tradition including Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger and Foucault. You’ll gain a broad knowledge and understanding of philosophy, learning from our experienced staff.  The course is taught and assessed entirely online, giving you the freedom to study anytime, anywhere.

The Continental (or European) tradition is the most influential branch of philosophical enquiry. It provides essential knowledge for the study of social, cultural, political, media, literary or art theory.  

We welcome anyone studying simply out of interest and a passion for the subject, but also those working towards a specific career. You may also wish to study as preparation for a PhD.   


  • Education
  • Arts and media
  • Writing
  • Research
  • Further academic study  

Programme Structure

The programme comprises the modules:

  • Transcendence and the Body (Kant and Nietzsche)
  • Phenomenology and Ontology (Heidegger and later phenomenological thought)
  • Knowledge and Politics (Foucault, epistemology and political philosophy)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 13 months
  • Part-time
    • 22 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • The earlier you apply, the better.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, 2:1 or higher (or equivalent), or an appropriate level of interest and relevant experience. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7610 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8245 GBP for the full programme during 13 months.
  • National

    7610 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8245 GBP for the full programme during 13 months.
  • Study option UK / Channel Islands/ International :Full-time - £8,245 per course


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.

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