This specialist programme aims to provide you with a foundation in modern european philosophy from the late 18th century to the present day, focusing on the European tradition (Leibniz, Hume, Ravaisson, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche and Bergson) as well as 20th century and contemporary philosophers (Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, Foucault, Lyotard and Nancy), and on the major areas of contemporary philosophy such as phenomenology, post-structuralism and deconstruction. The programme allows you to grasp the relations between philosophy and other disciplines such as aesthetics, art-theory, literary theory and political theory. The modules offered vary from year to year, but all draw on the research specialisms of members of the department.
The course is available to distance learning students via the internet. You can participate in the programme through an international forum following the same units as you would if attending in person. Teaching and learning is tailored for distance-learning students and includes online discussion groups and tutorials.
Features and benefits of the course
-Focus on European (continental) philosophy. -Study in a friendly, supportive environment acclaimed for its high levels of pastoral care. -Research seminar and reading groups on offer.
About the Course
The MA European Philosophy focuses on some of the key philosophers and philosophical movements in European philosophy from the 18th century through to the present day. It is designed to allow students to develop advanced philosophical and research skills, and encourages the application of these skills to significant contemporary issues and concerns.
Assessment is continuous and based on a range of different coursework assignments (critical reviews, short and longer essays and a final dissertation of 12-15,000 words. You will also be able to participate in research seminars and reading groups.
The Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science is pleased to announce we will be offering sixteen scholarships to assist students with financing their Masters studies. Students applying for full or part-time study on any taught Masters Programmes in the Faculty are eligible for these scholarships which will pay 50% of the fees for Masters study.MA Applied Linguistics MSc Applied Quantitative Methods MA Creative Writing MA Criminology MA English Studies MA English Studies, Contemporary Literature and Film MA English Studies, The Gothic MA European Philosophy MA European Philosophy (Aesthetics) MA History MSc Information Management MA International Relations and Global Communications MA Library and Information Management MA Local and Regional History MA Multimedia Journalism MA Public History and Heritage MA Sociology and Global Change MA Teaching English as a Foreign Language Master of Public Administration The Faculty offers a wide range of programmes at diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels in humanities, languages and social science, attracting more than 5,000 students from a diverse range of backgrounds. The Faculty’s postgraduate community is large and still growing; students are registered for the degrees of PhD, MPhil or MA/MSc. In addition, the Faculty is the location for a number of specialist research centres and there are a range of Faculty-wide, departmental-based and cross-University seminars held to promote discussion and disseminate research findings. Students are invited to participate in research seminars and attend performances, readings and events.
Value of Scholarship(s)
50% of fees
Submit an application to one of the Masters Programmes in the Faculty for full or part-time study in 2015/2016, before 29th May 2015 Through your application to your chosen Masters Programme demonstrate excellence, commitment, and potential Be a UK or EU citizen Have a good honours first degree in a relevant subject. Applicants are expected to act as a ‘Masters Scholar’ and make a modest, but important, contribution to the learning community in the Faculty – examples might include offering a seminar, leading a small undergraduate project, undertaking a pilot project with one of our partner organisations, or representing the Faculty in a university event.
You will normally have at least an upper second-class undergraduate UK honours degree, preferably in single or joint honours philosophy, but other disciplines and internationally equivalent qualifications or experience will be considered.
Recipient: Manchester Metropolitan University
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