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Philosophy and Contemporary Critical Theory, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) London, United Kingdom
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

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

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      2 years including professional placement

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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).

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

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 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:

  • MA part time £3,300

Overseas (not EU):

  • MA part time £7,755

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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