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This MA provides an advanced programme of study for those interested in questions that arise at the intersection of the two disciplines. The core course addresses explicitly the question of the relationship between philosophy and literature in contemporary thought. Three further courses are chosen from a range of options reflecting the strong interdisciplinary character of the programme. This MA is distinctive because it brings together expertise from literature and philosophy in a genuinely collaborative context, encouraging you to approach study with an open frame of mind and equipping you with the knowledge and skills required to pursue further research. This MA is associated with the Centre for Literature and Philosophy. Our set of English programmes is currently under review and may change for 2012 entry. Full-time programmes can also be followed part time over two years, with taught seminars in the autumn and spring terms. Assessment You are assessed by four 5,000-word term papers and a dissertation of 15,000 words. Structure Autumn term: you take Explorations in Philosophy and Literature, and one option from a list that may include Analytic Aesthetics ? Derrida ? Kant ? ModernistPostmodernist Fiction in Britain ? Phenomenology ? Psychoanalysis and Creative Writing ? Style: The Necessary Failure ? Theory in Practice. Spring term: you take two options from a list that may include Continental Aesthetics ? Creativity and Utopia ? Deconstruction and Creative Writing ? Frankfurt School and Critical Theory ? Marxism and Creative Writing ? Philosophy special subject ? Psychoanalysis and the Image ? The Politics of the Unconscious. Summer term: supervised work on the MA dissertation.

This MA provides an advanced programme of study for those interested in questions that arise at the intersection of the two disciplines. The core course addresses explicitly the question of the relationship between philosophy and literature in contemporary thought. Three further courses are chosen from a range of options reflecting the strong interdisciplinary character of the programme. This...

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Entry Requirements

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in a relevant subject. IELTS 6.5 overall, with not less than 6.0 in each section. Pearson Test of English (Academic) 62 overall, with at least 56 in all four skills

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in a relevant subject. IELTS 6.5 overall, with not less than 6.0 in each section. Pearson Test of English (Academic) 62 overall, with at least 56 in all four skills

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