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The University of Essex is one of the UK's leading academic institutions, ranked ninth nationally for research excellence following the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Philosophy is a part of our School of Philosophy and Art History. We are committed to fostering a wide variety of philosophical approaches and to developing links between philosophy and other disciplines. We pride ourselves on our intensive teaching and supervision in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008), we were ranked in the top ten for philosophy in the UK, and first for continental philosophy. This course provides you with a thorough grounding in the continental philosophical tradition, from Kant and Hegel to the present. You choose from modules on thinkers and topics such as Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Freud and psychoanalysis, aesthetics and art theory. The central recommended module is our Seminar in Continental Philosophy which offers the chance to explore major works of the continental tradition in detail, and to study a range of approaches such as phenomenology, hermeneutics, deconstruction and Critical Theory. You must take four out of six modules in philosophy and your dissertation must be on an area of continental philosophy. MA Continental Philosophy will develop your capacities for independent thought and critical reflection. You will also build research skills appropriate to the advanced study of continental philosophy, thus providing you with the basis for further progression on to a PhD.

The University of Essex is one of the UK's leading academic institutions, ranked ninth nationally for research excellence following the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Philosophy is a part of our School of Philosophy and Art History. We are committed to fostering a wide variety of philosophical approaches and to developing links between philosophy and other disciplines. We pride...

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