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Philosophy and Contemporary Critical Theory

Kingston University

M.A.
12 months
Duration
14500 GBP/year
6900 GBP/year
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About

The Philosophy and Contemporary Critical Theory course at Kingston University teaches you the traditions of critical theory in relation to the social and political problems of the present. It grounds its problems and concepts in the appropriate philosophical context, with particular reference to Kant, Hegel and Marx. 

Overview

Key features

  • You will benefit from high levels of staff-student contact, including individual tutorials, from versatile and internationally recognised teaching staff with a wide range of interests, projects and publications.
  • You will be part of a large, supportive community, studying with committed and engaged peers.
  • The Philosophy and Contemporary Critical Theory course at Kingston University is based at the UK's leading Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University, enabling you to attend and participate in research events with visiting international speakers.

What will you study?

You will take four taught modules and prepare a dissertation on a topic of your choice. You can choose from a range of module options, balanced by a shared central core of texts, concepts and problems.

You will study the two main traditions of critical theory - the Frankfurt School and French anti-humanism - and their background in Kant, Hegel, Marx and in 19th-century European philosophy more generally. It is a distinctive feature of the course that it includes study and contemporary critical theory traditions, including psychoanalytic theory, feminist theory and critical race theory.

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:

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • Applicants with other kinds of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Home and European Union:

  • MA part time  £3,795

Overseas (not EU):

  • MA part time £7,975

Funding

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