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Full time | Penrhyn Road Campus | 2 years | SEP

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2 years

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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

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Course Summary

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. As well as offering a substantial taught programme leading to a distinctive and highly regarded qualification, the MPhilStud offers excellent preparation for doctoral study.

The MPhilStud allows you to combine detailed study of foundational texts by Kant, Hegel, Marx and other seminal thinkers, along with a wide range of approaches to 20th-century developments in modern European philosophy and critical theory. You'll be assessed through short exercises, essays, independent study, and a 25,000-word dissertation.


This module provides students with a grounding in Kant's philosophy, through detailed study of the Critique of Pure Reason and its competing interpretations. The module presents Kant's critical project as an historical and conceptual basis for the understanding of subsequent European philosophy as a whole.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:1 or above honours degree, or equivalent, in philosophy or a related subject. Candidates with non-standard qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply.

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