University of Essex

University of Essex

Philosophy

The course is tailored to develop your research and writing skills. It offers an intensive writing workshop and small classes, taught by experts in their fields. It culminates in a dissertation in your chosen area of research. The curriculum is complemented by a variety of research colloquia, including the critical theory colloquium, the Werkstatt (where recent work on phenomenology is presented), and a dedicated German-language course for graduate students in philosophy. Finally, there is the research seminar which hosts guest speakers on Thursday afternoons.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have an upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in philosophy or a relevant discipline in the humanities or social sciences, or evidence of academic ability and a suitable professional practice in a valued field. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 7.0, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Dissertation. Optional modules include: Art and politics; art, architecture and urbanism; art, science, knowledge; autonomy, mental disorder and human rights; collecting art from Latin America (indigenous and post-indigenist art); contemporary critical theory; contemporary theories of justice; critique and curating; curating inside out; current research in art history; foundations of economic, social and cultural rights; Freud in contexts; human rights and development; human rights and political theory; human rights for women; ideology and political discourse; international environmental politics; international trade, investment and human rights; issues in film theory and history; Kant's revolution in philosophy; Kierkegaard; writing workshop; philosophy and aesthetics; philosophy and psychoanalysis; political economy; political theory; psychoanalytic methodology; psychoanalytic theory; research seminar in political theory and methods; the Frankfurt school; the legal order of the European Union; the new nature writing; the protection of refugees and displaced persons in international law; theories of international relations; theory and explanation in political science; topics in art history; topics in continental philosophy; transitional justice.

Assessment methods

Assessment for our courses is normally on the basis of coursework and your supervised dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,950 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,475 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (England) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

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Graduate Administrator
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01206 872719