This programme draws on our long-established strengths in Continental Philosophy. It is distinctive in offering an unusually broad range of module options specifically in this area of philosophy, covering major figures and themes, as well as more specialised or less mainstream topics. Because of the breadth of our expertise in this area, whichever module option you choose, you will be taught by world leaders in their respective fields.
This MA gives you a high degree of flexibility over the modules you can select. We offer a broad selection of taught modules in 19th and 20th century Continental Philosophy, as well as in other areas of philosophy.
Due to the flexibility of this programme, there are no set core modules, but students will be required to take 40 CATS (2 modules) from a list of optional core modules.
Previously, a selection of the following optional modules have been offered:
- Hegel’s Aesthetics
- Hegel’s Science of Logic
- Origins of Phenomenology: Husserl and Early Heidegger
- Benjamin, Lukàcs, Brecht, Adorno: The Search for Revolutionary Aesthetics
- Topics in 20th Century French Philosophy I
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
On this course you will follow a programme of taught modules, followed by a 10,000 word dissertation. You will cover 6 modules - although your exact pathway will depend on your selection of core and optional modules. We offer a wide range of optional modules reflecting the great breadth of research areas we have in our department, so you will be able to tailor your course to your interests and aspirations. You will have a personal tutor who will be able to advise you on your academic progress as well as discuss aspects such as which modules are best for you.
Taught modules and submit assessed essays for these during the academic terms. You will also begin planning your dissertation and generally you will undertake your supervision sessions for this with your agreed supervisor during the summer term. As long as you pass your taught components, you will then focus on completion of your MA dissertation in the summer months of July and August.
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:
Capital Fortune Ltd and work in Universities.
They have progressed into roles such as:
- Account Managers
- Information Analyst
- Junior Web Editor
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Full-time: 1 year
(September 2019 - September 2020)
Part-time: 2 years
(September 2019 - September 2021)
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject
English Language Requirements
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.
Department of Study
Location of Study
University of Warwick
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Each year the Department awards five full tuition scholarships to postgraduate students on MA/MPhil programmes (at least one award for overseas students). For more information click here.
Additional Course Costs
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