Postgraduate

Philosophy MLitt

Philosophy MLitt

Full time: 12 months, part time: 24 months

Profile

Philosophy is about critically thinking through the assumptions of the age. Our Philosophy MLitt is 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.


Your course during COVID-19

Please rest assured we make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the programmes, services and facilities described. However, it may be necessary to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.

Further information

Our COVID-19 Study page gives more information about your Newcastle University study experience.

Terms and conditions and student complaints

The University has terms and conditions which create a positive environment for learning and academic achievement.

Given the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitments outlined are subject to the guidelines that may be in place at the time.


About this course

Our lecturers have broad philosophical interests and specialise in modern European thought.

You can choose between standard academic dissertations or the more flexible context-based learning approach. Your personal interest will drive your context based learning. You will engage philosophically with an object or aspect of reality. You can read more about this approach on the Philosophical Studies web page.

Research and supervision areas

MLitt supervision is 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

 

You can find further information on staff research interests

Please contact us about the suitability of your research ideas and projects before applying.

Quality and Ranking

We rank in the top 150 for Arts and Humanities - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

Related Degrees

  • Philosophy MPhil, PhD

    Our philosophy programmes are delivered by staff with strong research profiles in modern European philosophy and a keen interest in interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

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Training & Skills

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2020 entry

Compulsory modules

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.

Module changes

Course content changes 

The information above is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability

Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Fees & Funding

2021-2022 fees

If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.

The fees displayed here are per year.

MLitt

Home

Full time: £4,407*
Part time: £2,203.50*

*The fees given above are for 2020-21 onlyFor 2021-22 entry, we will be aligning our standard Home research fees with those set by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The standard fee will be confirmed in Spring 2021 by UKRI. 

International

Full time: £18,000

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a humanities or social science subject.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering our Pre-sessional courses online only from June to September 2020.

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step-by-step guide can help you on your way.

When you make your online application, insert one of the relevant course codes on the 'Programme of Study' page:

7825F Philosophy MLitt, (full time)
7825P Philosophy MLitt, (part time)

Before you apply please contact our staff about the suitability of your research ideas and projects.

You need to submit a research proposal with your application. Read our guidelines for producing a research proposal (PDF: 41.5KB) from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science Graduate School.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course but specific deadlines for funding may apply. 

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

Contact

Julie Coomber
Philosophical Studies Secretary
Philosophical Studies
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7302
Email: phil.ugadmin@ncl.ac.uk

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