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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Penrhyn Road Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Why choose this course?

The Philosophy MPhilStud course is a unique and intensive two-year programme – the only one of its kind in the UK. It is dedicated to postgraduate study and research in the tradition of modern European (or 'continental') philosophy. You will be able to study in more depth and with a more intense research focus than is possible in a one-year MA. You'll be based at the UK's leading Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy. (CRMEP) at Kingston University, where you will be part of a large, supportive and stimulating postgraduate community.

What you will study

Studies begin with a compulsory module on Kant and his legacy, though you can choose whether to focus on his first critique, The Critique of Pure Reason, or his third, The Critique of the Power of Judgement. You will then choose five modules covering some of the foundational texts and thinkers of the modern European tradition (Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Heidegger) and 20th and 21st-century philosophy and critical theory, including psychoanalysis.

Teaching and assessment

The course is delivered through relatively small seminars, which involve a mixture of structured lectures or presentations, textual analysis, and group discussion.

After you graduate

Many of our graduates often progress to research degrees in European philosophy and critical theory.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,900per year

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

University information

Kingston University

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  • Campus address

    Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1LQ, England

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