Continental Philosophy at Staffordshire University - UCAS

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Course summary

Do you want to explore fascinating ideas in philosophy? This distance learning MA offers you a chance to study important figures and ideas in recent and contemporary philosophy – all from the comfort of your own home. You’ll be guided through the work of key philosophers in the European tradition including Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger and Foucault. You’ll gain a broad knowledge and understanding of philosophy, learning from our experienced staff. The course is taught and assessed entirely online, giving you the freedom to study anytime, anywhere. The Continental (or European) tradition is the most influential branch of philosophical enquiry. It provides essential knowledge for the study of social, cultural, political, media, literary or art theory. We welcome anyone studying simply out of interest and a passion for the subject, but also those working towards a specific career. You may also wish to study as preparation for a PhD. This course is run as part-time over 30 months. The expected study pattern is to complete modules totalling 60 credits in each year of study. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA Continental Philosophy Part-time study This course is run as part-time, distance learning over 30 months. The expected study pattern is to complete modules totalling 60 credits in each year of study. Distance learning The degree runs entirely by distance learning through a suite of internet-based resources. There is a lively and welcoming discussion forum for you to exchange and debate ideas with your teachers and fellow students, virtual visiting speakers from around the world, and a team of leading academics to support you throughout your study. As an online course, you’ll find our fees very competitive.

Assessment method

We’ll assess your learning through an essay at the end of the course and your contribution to discussion boards throughout the course. Your assessments encourage you to investigate questions, scenarios and problems to help you develop knowledge and problem-solving skills.


Entry requirements

You’ll need an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, 2:1 or higher (or equivalent), or an appropriate level of interest and relevant experience.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Course fees for each course can be found on the relevant course page on our website: https://www.staffs.ac.uk/. Further details about postgraduate fees and funding can be found here: https://www.staffs.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/fees-and-funding.
Continental Philosophy at Staffordshire University - UCAS