Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Modern Philosophy

This course incorporates both the analytical focus on technical philosophical problems and the European focus on the social and political implications of philosophy, the course reflects the way in which many of the most important developments in contemporary philosophy are resulting from a new dialogue between the traditions, as seen in figures like Richard Rorty and John McDowell, who were trained in the analytical tradition but think it is vital to read Hegel and Heidegger, and Jürgen Habermas and Manfred Frank, who, although trained in the European tradition, engage with analytical ideas.

Entry requirements

Normally a UK upper 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1) or equivalent. However, applications will be considered on a case by case basis. Students will be considered from non-traditional backgrounds on the basis of the submission of a substantial essay on philosophy, or demonstrable research experience, and an interview. Interviews may be held in cases where entry requirements are not formally fulfilled, and essays may also be requested. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores.

Course modules

Mandatory modules include:
Advanced Topics in Philosophy;
The European philosophical legacy: From Kant to the Present
Legacies of Wittgenstein
Philosophy Dissertation

A wide range of optional modules are also available

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Holloway Egham TW20 0EX South East

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