Newcastle University

Newcastle University


Philosophy is about critically thinking through the assumptions of the age. Our programmes are delivered by staff with strong research profiles in modern European philosophy and an interest in interdisciplinary research and collaboration. We have a thriving research culture, with postgraduates working in philosophy or with colleagues in other disciplines. Our lecturers have broad philosophical interests and specialise in modern European thought. Update: If you're an EU student you will pay the UK (Home) rate of tuition fees for the full duration of your course, if you start in 2017. You can choose between standard academic dissertations or the more flexible context-based learning approach. Your personal interest will drive your context based learning. You will engage philosophically with an object or aspect of reality. You can read more about this approach on the Philosophical Studies web page. Research and supervision areas - MPhil and PhD supervision is available in the following areas: CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY AND THE HISTORY OF EUROPEAN IDEAS: Vico; post-Kantian thought (including Hegel and German idealism); Kierkegaard; Nietzsche; Phenomenology; Hermeneutics; Psychoanalysis; Bataille; Frankfurt School; the Situationists; Poststructuralism (including Deleuze, Foucault and Derrida); Posthumanism; Postmodernism (including Vattimo). AESTHETICS: philosophy and the arts; philosophy of music; philosophy and contemporary art; philosophy and literature (particularly Blanchot). ETHICS: theopretical, applied and social ethics. SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY; PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION. Please contact us about the suitability of your research ideas and projects before applying.

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Part-time January 2017 - 72 months
PhD Full-time September 2017 - 36 months
PhD Part-time September 2017 - 72 months
PhD Full-time January 2018 - 36 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MPhil Part-time January 2017 - 24 months
MPhil Part-time September 2017 - 24 months
MPhil Full-time January 2018 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Philosophical Studies
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7302