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Analytic & Modern European Philosophy (MA)

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  • Objectives
    Offers knowledge and expertise for further research, postgraduate vocational training or entry on to a variety of professional career paths.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements:
    Suitable for graduates in Philosophy and related subjects (eg. European Studies, Cultural Theory). A first or upper second class UK Honours degree, or equivalent.
  • Academic Title
    Analytic & Modern European Philosophy (MA)
  • Course description
    Course Description:
    A one year full-time or two-year part-time course, the programme offers postgraduate teaching in topics in analytic and modern European philosophy, and emphasises the enhancement of skills relevant to advanced philosophical research.   The MA is assessed by 4 essays of 4,000 words each and a dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words.

    Course Content:

    Research Methods and Training, a Core Course, three Optional Courses, and Dissertation (most courses are available on a two-year cycle).

    Core Courses:

    -Philosophy of Language in the Two Traditions
    -Origins of the Analytic and Continental Traditions: Epistemology and the Philosophy of Language

    Optional Courses:

    -Adorno and Analytical Philosophy
    -Philosophy of Mind
    -Philosophy of Science
    -Deconstruction and Analytic Philosophy
    -Philosophy of Feminism
    -Social Theory: the Frankfurt School
    -Nietzsche: The Will to Power 
    -Marx
    -Knowledge and Perception
    -Early Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy: Frege and Wittgenstein
    -Metaphysics
    -Philosophy of Law

    Special Features:
    -Preparation for further research in analytic and/or continental philosophy or as a stand-alone postgraduate qualification.
    -Teaching is by seminars and discussion.
    -Staff offer specialist courses and dissertation supervision in the fields of their research interests.
    -Extensive library holdings of books, journals, and electronic sources.
    -Regular research seminars with visiting speakers, and additional postgraduate research seminars.

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