Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

European Philosophy

This programme aims to provide you with a foundation in modern european philosophy from the late eighteenth century to the present day, focusing on the European tradition (Leibniz, Hume, Ravaisson, Kant, Hegel and Nietzsche) as well as twentieth century and contemporary philosophers (Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, Foucault, Lyotard and Nancy), and on the major areas of contemporary philosophy such as phenomenology, post-structuralism and deconstruction. The programme allows you to grasp the relations between philosophy and other disciplines such as aesthetics, art-theory, literary theory and political theory. The course is available to distance learning students via the internet. You can participate in the programme through an international forum following the same units as you would if attending in person.

Entry requirements

You will normally have at least an upper 2nd-Class undergraduate UK Honours degree in a relevant subject, or an international equivalent qualification. If you have a different background you may be admitted if you have proven experience in a relevant field.

Course modules

Modules will include a selection from the following: Aesthetics from Kant to Nietzsche; the origin of the work of art; key texts in modern European philosophy; contemporary interpretations of Plato; philosophy and film; Heidegger and Levinas; Jean-Luc Nancy: the experience of freedom; the philosophy of habit; Bergson and the neo-vitalist tradition; the human and the animal, prosthetics and deconstruction: Jacques Derrida; the question of art from Kant to Nietzsche; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is continuous and based on a range of different coursework assignments (critical reviews, short and longer essays and a final dissertation of 12-15,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Manchester Campus Manchester M15 6BH North West

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