Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Continental Philosophy

This s an exciting and rare 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. Philosophy in the �Continental� (or �European�) tradition is the most widely influential branch of philosophical enquiry. Not only does it offer intriguing analyses of aspects of human life and our world, but it is required reading for the study of social, cultural, political, media, literary or art theory. 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. You will be taught by internationally recognised scholars in the field (including David Webb and Douglas Burnham).

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree in philosophy, 2.1 or higher (& equivalent)

Course modules

Core modules: transcendence and the body; phenomenology and ontology; knowledge and politics; masters dissertation; Option modules available: contemporary social theory; culture and identity; concepts in international history; contemporary international relations theory.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning £ 26 per Credit (home fees) 24 months
MA Distance learning £ 28 per Credit (overseas fees) 24 months

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