Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Philosophy

NTU has a modern philosophy department which concentrates on contemporary aspects of Philosophy. This course enables you to gain an in depth knowledge of the historical and applied scope of philosophy. Students study a broad number of issues and themes in contemporary philosophy and receive a complete grounding in the central intellectual traditions which underpin 20th and 21st century philosophy. Our Philosophy course equips you with the requisite skills in critical thinking and reflection, while familiarising you with the most current debates in contemporary philosophy. This course is one of a few courses in the UK which offers an advanced research MA, which concentrates on numerous European philosophers and philosophical methodologies. The course will explore the work of philosophers such as Deleuze, Heidegger and Husserl. You'll focus on the latest thinking which will allow you to apply a philosophical mind-set to tackle real issues happening in the world today. This course has been designed to offer students a thorough grounding in the key intellectual traditions that have defined contemporary philosophy. You'll enhance your level of understanding of the ideas, contexts and techniques which are required to philosophise in both academic and non-academic contexts. You'll examine the issues which have arisen about the role and practical application of philosophy in the 20th century. You'll then be trained to critically assess the relevance of these philosophical methodologies in the wider context of the cultural, economic, social aspects. This will then help you to develop a systematic study towards completing an MA in areas such as Critical Theory, European and Continental Philosophy and Phenomenology. This Philosophy course will help you develop a range of skills which you'll be able to use in a variety of careers. You'll develop skills such as intellectual enterprise, innovation and imagination. You'll be assessed in multiple ways including essays, group projects and portfolios. This course will prepare you with a range of philosophy skills such adaptability, flexibility, project management and problem solving techniques. The course is also great preparation for undertaking a PhD and gives you the creative freedom and support to shape your own work in the field of philosophy. To be considered for this course you'll need a good UK honours ( minimum 2:2) degree in a relevant subject. Applications from candidates with non-standard entry requirements will be considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

You'll study one module and undertake a dissertation. Philosophical Approaches to the Humanities: This module will teach you how to incorporate different theoretical and research methods in relation to the study of philosophy you'll look at methodologies such as analytic philosophy and post-structuralism • Dissertation: This module will introduce you to different conceptions of knowledge which you'll then use to carry out your own research based project.

Assessment methods

Essays and presentations to portfolios based on group projects. Students also submit a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus NG11 8NS East Midlands

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