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    Hi!

    I am currently applying to several philosophy MA programmes in the UK. I am looking for a place to study continental philosophy and critical theory (my main interest is 20th century french thought, particularly Deleuze). The CRMEP at Kingston University looks like a very promising place for that, and it seems to have quite a strong group of high-profile faculty members.

    However, I have been struggling hard to find any information or testimonials from people who have studied there or who know something about the place. I am conscious that Kingston is not one of the top rated universities in the UK , but the CRMEP does seem really promising, at least on paper. (I'm also applying for Warwick, but haven't been accepted yet. Although I would prefer to go to London...)

    I live in Mexico, so planning to go to study a master in the UK is quite a big commitment. I would appreciate any help!

    Thanks
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    Hi Alan

    I'm sorry that no one has replied yet.

    From what I've seen, Kingston does have a good department for continental philosophy encompassing critical theory etc. However, if you're interested in Deleuze I reccommend you look into Royal Holloway - they have a European Philosophy MA and a Modern Philosophy MA - and University of Essex, who have particular strength in critical theory. The faculty at Royal Holloway are quite small but they have particularly niche research interests in figures such as Deleuze, Foucault and Rorty that would suit someone looking to reinterpret 20th century continental philosophy in the light of contemporary philosophy from both sides of the analytic/continental tradition - Rebecca Roache, Alexis Papazoglou and Neil Gascoigne have done some very interesting work along these lines, as well as Emeritus Professor Andrew Bowie. Durham also has a good department for continental philosophy, specialising in phenomenology.

    Hope this helps,
    Joshua
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    Hi Joshua

    Thank you for the response (I saw it a couple of days ago, but forgot to respond). Royal Holloway does look very interesting. I looked into it and it turns out that two of the faculty members (Henry Sommers-Hall and Nathan Widder) are really good Deleuze scholars. Actually, Sommers-Hall's Difference and Repetition guide helped me through what would have otherwise been a hellish reading experience...

    Thank you for the advice!
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    Hi Joshua

    Thank you for the response (I saw it a couple of days ago, but forgot to respond). Royal Holloway does look very interesting. I looked into it and it turns out that two of the faculty members (Henry Sommers-Hall and Nathan Widder) are really good Deleuze scholars. Actually, Sommers-Hall's Difference and Repetition guide helped me through what would have otherwise been a hellish reading experience...

    Thank you for the advice!
    Hi Alan.Diaz,

    It's great to hear you are interested in studying with us.

    Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.

    Susana
 
 
 

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