Carrying on in Philosophy

If you would like to stay on for further study in Sheffield, we can offer you a friendly and active graduate community and three different MA degrees to choose from. We have one of the best programmes in the country and our students often go straight on to a PhD from the MA.

Each of our three degree programmes offers you the chance to develop key skills through seminar based teaching. You will get the opportunity to present your own work and discuss it with your fellow students.

Our Political Theory MA is taught jointly by the Departments of Philosophy and Politics, both leading departments in the UK with international reputations for teaching and research. It now includes a Work Placement module which gives students a chance to work together with a Sheffield charity.

Our Cognitive Studies MA is taught jointly with a number of other departments - Psychology, Human Communication Science, Linguistics and Archaeology - allowing you to explore a number of approaches to the study of the Mind.

Our Philosophy MA allows you to gain a wider and deeper knowledge of the subject or to specialise in an area that you aim to pursue PhD research in.

Photo of MA student Patrick ConnollyWhy I chose to stay at Sheffield for my MA

Postgraduate student, Patrick Connolly, did his BA in Philosophy at Sheffield and chose to stay on to study for his MA in Philosophy.

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