Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP)
The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) is the leading centre for postgraduate level study and doctoral research in Continental Philosophy in the UK. Since its inception in 1994 it has developed a national and international reputation for teaching, research and publication in the field of post-Kantian European philosophy, characterised by a strong emphasis on broad cultural and intellectual contexts and a distinctive sense of social and political engagement. The CRMEP moved to Kingston University from Middlesex University in the summer of 2010. It is located across the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and Art, Design and Architecture (FADA).
The submission based on work done by members of the Centre was awarded a score of 2.8 for the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, with 65% of its research activity judged 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.
The CRMEP runs a PhD programme and four MA programmes, the MA in Modern European Philosophy, the MA in Contemporary European Philosophy (a European MA run jointly with the University of Paris 8), the MA in Aesthetics and Art Theory, and the MA in Philosophy and Contemporary Critical Theory. There are normally 40-50 MA students and 20-30 PhD students enrolled in CRMEP programmes.
Alumni of the Centre work in a wide range of university disciplines and in art and other cultural institutions both in the UK and across Europe.