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European Thought & Culture

This programme aims to investigate the origins, nature and evolution of the main European intellectual movements. From the modern to the post-modern, the course will familiarise students with the main schools of thought which have shaped the European traditions and to explore their relevance to contemporary issues.

Programme Structure

This programme will run over three 12 week semesters. Typically, Semesters 1 and 2 will each have three taught modules (lectures and course work) from at least two academic disciplines, depending on availability, plus the additional Research Methodology module in either semester 1 or 2. Semester 3 will be dedicated to the writing of a dissertation in consultation with a designated supervisor. Part-time options are also available. Each module will involve ongoing assessment, such as essays and oral presentations.

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2.2 minimum) in a cognate discipline.

Candidates who do not meet these criteria may apply for admission. Recognised prior learning may be taken into account, subject to the approval of the Course Directors.

Duration

This programme will run over three 12 week semesters.

Further enquiries

For further information about the course, please contact: Niall Keane (061-204579) niall.keane@mic.ul.ie or Loic Guyon (061-2044352)loic.guyon@mic.ul.ie

Subjects taught

Students take three modules from at least two academic disciplines per semester, depending on availability, plus the additional Research Methodology module in either semester 1 or 2.

• Students can choose from a range of modules on the programme, including the following:

• Understanding, Dialogue, and Interpretation

• Philosophy and the Subject: From the Modern to the Postmodern

• Literary Aesthetics

• Contemporary European Thought and the Critique of Modernity

• Diversity and Tolerance in Early Modern Europe

• Power, Violence and Freedom

• French Thinkers and the Concept of Justice

• From reasoning on human nature to post-modernist instability: Great German writers and their images of humanity against the
backdrop of the history of ideas

• Europe as a Transnational Space: Theory and Textual Practice

• From reasoning on human nature to post-modernist instability

Application date

Applications for 2017 are currently being accepted.

If you are thinking about applying to a postgraduate research programme at MIC, please email rgso@mic.ul.ie and a member of the Research and Graduate School will get back to you. If you are interested in a taught Master’s programme, please contact the relevant Course Coordinator.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2017

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