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Contemporary European Philosophy, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The Contemporary European Philosophy course at Kingston University offers a unique international and interlinguistic orientation in current philosophical work. The course is taught by leading figures in the field of contemporary European philosophy, based at two of its most significant and productive institutions.

About

During the Contemporary European Philosophy course at Kingston University,  you will study the Contemporary European Philosophies core module and choose an option module from the full range of philosophy courses offered at Kingston University. In the spring term, which is taught in Paris, you will study modules chosen from those offered by the philosophy department at Paris 8 (including two modules offered by a visiting member of Kingston's CRMEP). You will also take a 'special study' module, based on close engagement with a major contemporary thinker of your choice.

You can write your dissertation in London or Paris, in English or French. Preparation of the dissertation lasts around eight months and involves research skills workshops, group tutorials and individual supervision.

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.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • CEP Special Study
  • Contemporary European Philosophies
  • Dissertation (CEP)
  • Critique, Practice, Power
  • Kant and his Legacy
  • Kant and the Aesthetic Tradition
  • Philosophy of Art History
  • Recent Italian Philosophy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description
      You will study at Kingston University during the autumn and at University of Paris 8 (Saint-Denis) during the spring, before preparing your dissertation at Kingston and/or Paris
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Applicants should normally hold a good (upper-second [2:1] or first-class honours, or the equivalent) undergraduate degree in philosophy or a related subject.
  • A good reading knowledge of French is a requirement for admission to the programme; the minimum expectation is proficiency at B1 (Common European Framework of reference for Languages).
  • Applicants with other kinds of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Home and European Union:
  • Joint part time: £3,300
Overseas (not EU):
  • Joint part time: £7,755

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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