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Full time | Penrhyn Road Campus | 2 years | 27-SEP-21

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2 years

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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

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Course Summary

Why choose this course?

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. You'll be based at the UK's leading Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy. (CRMEP) at Kingston University, where you will be part of a large, supportive and stimulating postgraduate community.

What you will study

Studies begin with a compulsory module on Kant and his legacy, though you can choose whether to focus on his first critique, The Critique of Pure Reason, or his third, The Critique of the Power of Judgement. You will then choose five modules covering some of the foundational texts and thinkers of the modern European tradition (Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Heidegger) and 20th and 21st-century philosophy and critical theory, including psychoanalysis.

Teaching and assessment

The course is delivered through relatively small seminars, which involve a mixture of structured lectures or presentations, textual analysis, and group discussion.

After you graduate

Many of our graduates often progress to research degrees in European philosophy and critical theory.


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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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.

University information

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