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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Literature Philosophy

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to discover and develop your talents in both fields. You will study in a small supportive community of people who share your passions. It will suit you well whether you have just completed your undergraduate degree or if you want to return to study after starting your career. It’s ideal as a preparation for a PhD, or simply as a way to deepen your engagement with the subjects you love, whilst developing transferable skills that are valuable in any number of careers, from law to marketing to journalism. During your MA, you will take four taught modules (two in each semester), before choosing a topic for your dissertation. You’ll work with academics from the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies and from the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, and have the chance to engage with other students in both Schools. You will also attend a series of workshops with other graduate students in philosophy, including PhD students, and share your ideas there with others. The course is a research-training Master’s, and features a research dissertation component, which incorporates a year-long research training workshop. Our distinctive research environment offers an interdisciplinary outlook and a focus on methodological and metaphilosophical reflection.

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Full time | University of East Anglia UEA | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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This module tracks the notion of 'Critique' in philosophical and political thought, as well as literary criticism and artworks' own self-reflection, from the late 18th century to the present. 'Critique', from the Greek term krinein ('to discern'), brings together questions of philosophical method, from the relation between concept and intuition to the project of understanding a historical moment through its cultural artefacts and practices; however, it also engages the 'criticality' of artworks: how they reflect on their own processes and socio-economic conditions.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have: Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent in Philosophy or a related subject.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus-based university in Norwich, with a global reputation for its excellent academic, social and cultural facilities, delivered to more than 15,000 students from over 80 countries.Over 4,000 making up its postgraduate community. The University prides itself on the quality of its research, being part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest communities of researchers in Europe, leading the way...more

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