Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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About the course
Course description 2017
This general course explores key ideas in philosophy. You’ll develop your philosophical knowledge and understanding to a higher level. Our MA is designed to prepare students who wish to continue to a PhD as many do.
We also welcome anyone who just wants to learn more about philosophy, even if your first degree is in another subject.
Other modules include
Research seminars in:
- Political Philosophy
- History of Philosophy
- Morals and Other Values
- Mind and Language
- Metaphysics and Epistemology
- Cognitive Studies
and a range of lecture-based modules.
Teaching and assessment
You’ll learn through lectures, seminars and tutorials. You’ll write a long essay for each module and a dissertation.
If you’re going on to a PhD you may choose to write a PhD proposal.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
You’ll need a first-class or 2:1 honours degree.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
If you qualify, you may be able to get financial support through the University's studentships and fee waivers, and the AHRC Block Grant Partnership.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.