Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Continental Philosophy

This course offers the opportunity to study the most fascinating figures and themes in philosophy. We guide you through key philosophers in the European tradition, including Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger and Foucault, treating along the way their ideas concerning such fundamental problems as the nature of time, the human, ethical or political practices, and history. The course begins historically, starting from Kant and German Idealism, and traces influences and reactions through the next two centuries. In addition, you will have the opportunity to take an optional module from Departments elsewhere in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The degree culminates in a major supervised research project. This course will build on your previous studies of philosophy - or any of the related subjects just listed. It will be suitable for you whether you are studying just for the sake of interest, or as preparation for a PhD programme.

Course modules

Modules include: Transcendence and the body; phenomenology and ontology; knowledge and politics; and a Masters dissertation. Optional modules might include: Contemporary social theory; culture and identity; concepts in international history; and contemporary international relations theory.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning September 2017 - 3 Years
MA Distance learning February 2018 - 3 Years

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