- 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.
More informationVisit official programme website
- 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.
DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics View 189 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in United Kingdom
- 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.
International14500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased 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
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Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.
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