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Philosophy MPhil


Course Description

Course overview

Philosophy is about critically thinking through the assumptions of the age. Our programmes are delivered by staff with strong research profiles in modern European philosophy and an interest in interdisciplinary research and collaboration. We have a thriving research culture, with postgraduates working in philosophy or with colleagues in other disciplines.

Research Areas

Research supervision is normally available in the following areas:

Continental philosophy and the history of European ideas: Vico, post-Kantian thought (including Hegel and German idealism), Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Psychoanalysis, Bataille, Frankfurt School, the Situationists, Poststructuralism (including Deleuze, Foucault and Derrida), Posthumanism, Postmodernism (including Vattimo)
Aesthetics: philosophy and the arts, philosophy of music, philosophy and contemporary art, philosophy and literature (particularly Blanchot)
Ethics: theopretical, applied and social ethics
Social and political philosophy
Philosophy and religion

[[Training and Skills]
As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and administrative support to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our doctoral training centres, Faculty Training Programme and Research Student Support Team.
For further information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/philosophy-mphil-phd/#training&skills

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/philosophy-mphil-phd/#howtoapply

Visit the Philosophy MPhil page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a humanities or social science subject. To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills) If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

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