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  • Qualification

    MLitt - Master of Letters

  • Location

    Dundee City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Study philosophical approaches to understanding new materialisms and realisms, and their significance within the context of recent scientific developments.

You will also learn about the ways in which we can understand the role of the imagination in philosophy and its significance within recent social, literary, and cultural contexts.

You can study continental philosophy in relation to aesthetics and art, philosophy of technology, philosophy of science (especially biology), and socio-political problems.

As well as engaging with a variety of key sources and figures in the continental tradition, you will also explore related areas, such as psychoanalysis, sociology, political theory, and literary criticism.

Topics of study in the past have included:

  • the faculties of imagination
  • the image
  • the importance of 'place' for imagination
  • the zoological imagination
  • the temporal-political imagination
  • the unconscious

We host work-in-progress seminars as a forum for you to present and discuss your work, and you are also invited to contribute to our annual Humanities Postgraduate Conference and to get involved in our postgraduate community.

Through the activities of the Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy you will also be able to attend regular research seminars, with papers given by invited international and UK speakers. The centre aims to foster the study of continental philosophy in all its historical and contemporary forms and to make connections to other philosophical traditions and academic disciplines.


This course is good preparation for those wishing to pursue a doctorate. Our previous postgraduate students have been successful in obtaining funding from the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts & Humanities, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Carnegie Trust, the UK Overseas Research Scheme, and the Royal Institute for Philosophy.

We help you fully develop your written presentation skills, as well as your ability to work independently and plan independent research and study, and so you would be well prepared to work in fields such as:

  • academia
  • teaching
  • creative industries
  • journalism
  • media
  • politics
  • law.

Application deadline

01 September 2021, 17 December 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Dundee

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  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 52 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    155 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    42 42%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%



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