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Philosophy MPhil, PhD

UK

What will I learn?

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.

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

Research and supervision areas

MPhil and PhD 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

theoretical, applied and social ethics

Social and political philosophy

Philosophy and religion.

Which department am I in?

Newcastle University

Study options

Full Time (36 months)

Tuition fees
£18,000.00 (US$ 22,145) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Newcastle University

King’s Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Northumberland,

NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For international students

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a humanities or social science subject. English Language Requirements - IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).; TOEFL 90 overall (with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking, and 17 in writing).; Pearsons 62 overall (with a minimum of 51 in all sub-skills).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Newcastle University

Newcastle University offers an internationally respected qualification, and a graduate employment rate of 94 per cent.

  • Historic campus with modern facilities
  • Nine National Teaching Fellowships awarded among staff
  • Scholarships and bursaries available
  • Highest offer rate of Russell Group universities

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