Kingston University London

Course Introduction

This programme explores the specifically philosophical aspects and significance of contemporary critical theory. As understood on the programme, critical theory refers to those traditions of 20th'century European thought within which philosophy opens out onto critical diagnoses of the historical present. The course combines the study of the 2 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. There is a focus on work by thinkers who have become influential only in the last 2 decades: Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Judith Butler, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Antonio Negri and Jacques Ranci're.

Course Modules

Modules include: Critique, practice, power; philosophy dissertation; plus optional modules.

Course Additional Entry

A 2.1 Honours or equivalent undergraduate degree in philosophy or a related subject; applicants whose 1st language is not English should provide IELTS results of 6.5 with 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,800  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,250  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £2,400  Academic year. First year home fees