GCAS College Dublin

Critical Theory Department

Becoming a post-graduate (MA/Ph.D. researcher) in our GCAS academic community connects you to a North-South/West-East global network and invites graduates to become co-owners of GCAS College Dublin upon graduating. In this way, our thinking and research findings become a materialization of a dynamic collaborative college, co-owned and operated by intellectuals and change-makers. Thinking becomes a community. Discover the world of critical theology at GCAS by taking courses, lectures and even obtain a degree – all taught by some of the worlds leading professors.

About the Critical Theory Department & Programme at GCAS

This programme rigorously examines the subject of Critical Theory from a thematic, literary and historical perspective. The programme provides some of the leading theorists in the world who guide student-researchers through comprehensive courses, close research peer-support, and timely seminars that address the most vexing issues confronting humanity today.

Chair of the Critical Theory Department:

Anastasia Nicephore, Ph.D.

Critical Theory Department Faculty Members:

Erik Bordeleau, Ph.D.

Creston Davis, Ph.D.

Bracha L. Ettinger, Ph.D.

Alexandra Gabbard, Ph.D.

Francisco Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Dejan Lukić, Ph.D.

Jean-Luc Nancy, Ph.D. (Rest in Peace)

Julie Reshe, Ph.D.

Tere Vadén, Ph.D.

The MA Programme in Critical Theory

The Masters Degree in Critical Theory is one (1) year in length and requires the student to complete 60 credit hours by completing required seminars, peer-group work, and supervised guided research.

The MA thesis is required. The MA thesis length and structure may vary between 20,000 – 40,000 words (excluding bibliography and appendices) and not to exceed 50,000 words. Footnotes & citations normally should not exceed 20% of the thesis. For more details consult the GCAS Handbook.

Degree: Master’s (MA)

Length: 1 Year

Tuition Costs: 5,000€

Requirements: BA Degree

The Ph.D. Programme in Critical Theory

The Ph.D. programme is primarily a research and writing one. However, depending on the student’s previous work, required course-work may be assigned.

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Length: 3 Year

Tuition Costs: 5,000€

Requirements: MA Degree

Forthcoming: September 2023

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