Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

MA PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE

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MA PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE

Start Year
2020
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
Duration (years)
1

Assessment for Year 1

Each of your modules will be assessed by essays or other forms of coursework.

For the dissertation you will submit an essay of 12,000-15,000 words. Your credits for this module will include your performance in the postgraduate workshops.

Your degree result is based on your marks for all these modules and your dissertation.

Assessment for Year 1

Each of your modules will be assessed by essays or other forms of coursework.

For the dissertation you will submit an essay of 12,000-15,000 words. Your credits for this module will include your performance in the postgraduate workshops.

Your degree result is based on your marks for all these modules and your dissertation.


Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent

Degree subject

Philosophy or a related subject

Additional entry requirements

If you have alternative qualifications that have not been mentioned above then please contact university directly for further information.

A 3000 word essay from your previous degree should be uploaded to your online application.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 6.0 listening, 6.0 speaking, 7.0 writing and 6.0 reading)

  • PTE (Pearson): 65 (minimum 50 listening, 50 speaking, 65 writing and 50 reading)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests

INTO UEA run pre-sessional coThis course's annual intake is in September of each year.urses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact intopre-sessional@uea.ac.uk

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 664262

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for the academic year 2020/21 are:

  • UK/EU Students: £7,850

  • International Students: £16,400

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for UK/EU students).

Living Expenses

We estimate living expenses at £1,015 per month.

Scholarships and Awards:

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities has a number of Scholarships and Awards. For further information relevant to Philosophy, please click here.

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.

Course Reference Number: 664262

How to apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 664262
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
Duration (years)
1
Combine your love of literature and philosophy, whilst exploring the insights that they bring to each other on this fascinating and challenging MA programme. Philosophy and literature have always been complementary subjects – and in many traditions they are still thought of as inseparable. By studying the two together you will be able to explore notions of truth, authority, meaning, morality and other themes in relation to literature and its value. Some philosophical traditions, such as existentialism, have developed hand in hand with literature. Over the last 30 years important work has brought literary topics into the heart of other philosophical traditions. It is now widely acknowledged that both subjects suffer impoverishment when kept unnaturally apart. Whether you’ve studied one or both of these disciplines before, you can build on what you know and develop an expertise that spans and combines these two fascinating subjects.
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