Kingston University

Kingston University

Philosophy and Contemporary Critical Theory

This programme explores the specifically philosophical aspects and significance of contemporary critical theory. As understood on the programme, critical theory refers to those traditions of 20th-century European thought within which philosophy opens out onto critical diagnoses of the historical present. The course combines the study of the 2 main traditions of critical theory: the Frankfurt school and French anti-humanism and their background in Kant, Hegel, Marx and 19th-century European philosophy more generally. There is a focus on work by thinkers who have become influential only in the last 2 decades: Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Judith Butler, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Antonio Negri and Jacques Rancière.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours or equivalent undergraduate degree in philosophy or a related subject; applicants whose 1st language is not English should provide IELTS results of 6.5 with 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Course modules

Modules include: Critique, practice, power; philosophy dissertation; plus optional modules.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes coursework, such as short exercises; essays; and a 15,000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,400 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penrhyn Road Campus Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE South East

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