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Philosophy and the Arts - MA (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

This course allows you to combine the study of philosophy with any/all of three arts disciplines. Warwick has been a home for interdisciplinary work in philosophy and literature since the early days of the university, and this degree is the successor to Warwick’s longstanding MA in Philosophy and Literature.

It is designed to take advantage of our strengths across Philosophy, English and Comparative Literary Studies, History of Art, and Film and Television Studies. Warwick has excellent research strength in all of these areas, and it also has scholarly interaction across these fields, especially through the programming of the Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts.

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Core Module:

Optional Modules:

This programme has a substantial variety of optional modules across four Departments to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. If you write a dissertation you will take a total of three optional modules (one from Philosophy and two from the other contributing departments). Your dissertation project can be supervised by faculty members from any of the contributing departments. If you take the non-dissertation route you will take five optional modules (up to three within Philosophy and at least two from other contributing departments).

Previously, options have included:

  • Hegel’s Aesthetics (PH9F5-20/30)
  • Feminist Literary Theory
  • Writing about Human Rights and Injustice
  • The Aesthetic Legacy of Venice, 1700 – the present
  • Television History and Aesthetics

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


Taught modules followed by a 10,000 word dissertation. Your exact pathway will depend on your selection of optional modules. Philosophy modules are assessed through essay coursework.


Submit assessed essays for these during the academic terms. If you take the dissertation route, 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 universities.

They have progressed into roles such as:

  • Account Managers
  • Information Analyst
  • Junior Web Editor

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Part-time: 2 years

(September 2019 - September 2021)

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language Requirements

Band B

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

Course Fees

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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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This information is applicable for 2019 entry.