Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University - UCAS

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • The course is based at the UK’s Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University, where you will be part of a supportive postgraduate community.
  • You will be able to participate in research events with international speakers and have easy access to London’s research libraries and events.
  • There are high levels of staff-student contact, including individual tutorials from versatile and internationally recognised teaching staff with a wide range of interests, projects and publications.
About this course This course offers a structured study of 19th and 20th-century European philosophy, closely interpreting and analysing foundational texts. Four taught modules are followed by a dissertation on a topic of your choice. Particular attention is given to Kant and Hegel, and subsequent philosophical developments in Germany and France. The course approaches Kant’s critical philosophy as a basis for understanding European philosophy as a whole. Other major authors include Marx, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Deleuze, Rancière, Badiou, Agamben, Butler, and many others. There is also a wide range of optional modules. Example modules
  • Kant and his Legacy
  • Nietzsche and Heidegger
  • Recent French Philosophy
  • Modern Political Philosophy
For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.


Example modules: Kant and his Legacy; Nietzsche and Heidegger; Recent French Philosophy; Modern Political Philosophy. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through short exercises, essays, independent study, and a 15,000-word dissertation. For this course you will be assessed entirely on submitted coursework (i.e. there are no exams, and no assessed oral presentations or practical components). Type of assessment: Coursework: 100%

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a 2:1 or above honours degree in Philosophy or a related subject. Applicants with other kinds of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15800 Year 1
England £8770 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8770 Year 1
Scotland £8770 Year 1
Wales £8770 Year 1
International £15800 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University - UCAS