Continental Philosophy MA
2019/20 New Entrants, Full Time
|Distance Learning||Full-time||2018/19 Academic Year||Apply Direct|
|Distance Learning||Full-time||2019/20 Academic Year||Apply Direct|
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Do you want to explore fascinating ideas in philosophy? This MA course offers you a chance to study important figures and ideas in recent and contemporary philosophy – all from the comfort of your own home.
You’ll be guided through the work of key philosophers in the European tradition including Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger and Foucault. You’ll gain a broad knowledge and understanding of philosophy, learning from our experienced staff.
The Continental (or European) tradition is the most influential branch of philosophical enquiry. It provides essential knowledge for the study of social, cultural, political, media, literary or art theory.
We welcome anyone studying simply out of interest and a passion for the subject, but also those working towards a specific career. You may also wish to study as preparation for a PhD.
Please note that the tuition fee quoted above is for the whole degree.
The degree runs entirely by distance learning through a suite of internet-based resources. There is a lively and welcoming discussion forum for you to exchange and debate ideas with your teachers and fellow students, virtual visiting speakers from around the world, and a team of leading academics to support you throughout your study. As an online course, you’ll find our fees very competitive.
The programme comprises the modules:
Transcendence and the Body
Phenomenology and Ontology
Knowledge and Politics
You’ll also take a research topic in Continental Philosophy which will vary from year to year depending on the research activity and interests of your tutors.
In 2018/19 it will be on the work of Michel Serres
In 2019/20 it will be on Problems in Philosophy and the Arts
You’ll develop your philosophical interests in a supervised research project.
You’ll need an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, 2:1 or higher (or equivalent), or an appropriate level of interest and relevant experience.
As a distance learning student you’ll be expected to study independently. Support is available when you need it. You can contact your tutor by phone, email or in person.
Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your studies wherever you are. This includes discussion forums where you can debate subjects with your tutors and fellow students.
We’ll assess your learning through an essay at the end of the course and your contribution to discussion boards throughout the course.
Your assessments encourage you to investigate questions, scenarios and problems to help you develop knowledge and problem-solving skills.
After completing the Continental Philosophy MA, you’ll be equipped with transferable skills attractive to employers. These can be adapted to a range of professions including:
Arts and media
Further academic study – PhD
Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.
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