Master of Arts in Continental Philosophy

Western Sydney University


The Master of Arts in Continental Philosophy offers you the opportunity to benefit from the unique strength of the Philosophy Research Initiative.

Continental philosophy approaches contemporary issues through longstanding philosophical questions. The continental philosophical tradition offers new ways to think about contemporary issues such as technology, the environment, gender, race and inequality, as well as new approaches to the promises of art, language, and the challenges of history.

Our students benefit from strong international links established by the Philosophy Research Initiative, including an extensive International College of Fellows. The high profile activities of the energetic Philosophy Research Initiative include public events such as Thinking Out Loud: The Sydney Lectures in Philosophy and Society organised in collaboration with the ABC, the State Library of NSW and Fordham University Press.

The Philosophy Research Initiative at Western Sydney University is one of the strongest concentrations in continental philosophy in Australasia, presenting you with a unique opportunity to work at the cutting edge of philosophy today. This is a challenging, rigorous, innovative degree, developing skills in critical thinking, combined with an education in a broad range of positions throughout the history of continental philosophy to the present day.

Admission criteria

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Fees and charges

^ This is a full fee-paying course. Call Western Sydney University on 1300 897 669 for further information about tuition fees.

Australian Government financial assistance

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Equity Scholarships through UAC

Arts, Humanities and Languages

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Studying arts and humanities at Western Sydney University puts you in the centre of one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse regions of Australia.

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Further information

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