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Kingston University: Philosophy and Contemporary Critical Theory

Institution Kingston University View institution profile
Department Humanities
Telephone 02033089932
Study type Taught


The course comprises one core module, three option modules and a dissertation on a chosen topic. The core module examines the two main traditions of critical theory – the Frankfurt School and French anti-humanism – and their background in Kant, Hegel, Marx, and 19th-century European philosophy more generally. You may attend and participate in a range of events, such as research with visiting international speakers, departmental lectures, workshops and research seminars. You will have easy access to London’s research libraries and other events.

– This course is one of the largest and most successful MA courses of its kind in the UK. – The course is distinctive through its study of contemporary critical theory traditions, including psychoanalytic theory, feminist theory and critical race theory. – You will be based at the UK’s leading Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University.

Our graduates often progress to research degrees in European philosophy and critical theory, or to careers in media/journalism, publishing, the arts, education, and public policy.


Kingston University


A vibrant, modern and supportive University based across four campuses, Kingston offers a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees. It offers people from all backgrounds and countries (140 at the last count) the opportunity to make a difference – not only to their own lives, but also to the world around them.

You’ll earn a postgraduate degree with a difference via 118 years of teaching excellence.  We will help you to achieve your career goals by putting your academic knowledge into practice, gaining the problem-solving skills and flexibility you need to adapt to the changing …

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