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This MA offers an advanced general grounding in philosophy, which forms a good basis for further research. It includes courses in both the analytic and continental traditions of philosophy, reflecting the wide range of interests within the Department of Philosophy. You may decide to concentrate on just one of these traditions, or to take courses from both of them. If you have a particular philosophical interest, you can choose one of our three designated MA pathways: analytic philosophy pathway continental philosophy pathway aesthetics pathway. Assessment Taught courses are assessed by term papers of 5,000 words. At the end of the year you also submit a dissertation of up to 15,000 words. Programme Structure Autumn term: either Phenomenology or Philosophical Topics, plus one of Analytic Aesthetics ? Kant ? Mind and Reality. Spring term: Philosophy Reading Seminar, plus two of Continental Aesthetics ? Ethics ? Hegel ? Language and Truth ? Philosophy Special Subject ? Political and Legal Philosophy ? Texts in the History of Philosophy ? approved alternative option (refer to the list below). The Philosophy Special Subject course allows you to work at an advanced level on a topic close to a tutor?s research interests. Topics likely to be on offer include Adorno ? epistemology ? Hegel ? Heidegger ? Husserl ? Kant ? Marx ? metaphysics ? philosophical logic ? philosophy of language ? philosophy of mind ? Wittgenstein. One of the spring-term options may be replaced by an approved course from another MA programme, eg Derrida (MA in Literature and Philosophy) ? Emotion and Consciousness ? Gender and Representation (MA in Media and Cultural Studies) ? Marx and Hegel (MA in Social and Political Thought) ? Photography and 20th-Century Visual Culture (MA in Art History and Museum Curating with Photography) ? Power and Religion: Nietzsche, Foucault, Kafka (MA in Literature and Philosophy) ? The Frankfurt School and Critical Theory (MA in Social and Political Thought). Summer term: you take the Dissertation Training Workshop and undertake supervised work on the MA dissertation.

This MA offers an advanced general grounding in philosophy, which forms a good basis for further research. It includes courses in both the analytic and continental traditions of philosophy, reflecting the wide range of interests within the Department of Philosophy. You may decide to concentrate on just one of these traditions, or to take courses from both of them. If you have a particular...

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Entry Requirements

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in philosophy, but related disciplines may also be considered. 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 f

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in philosophy, but related disciplines may also be considered. 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 f

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