Masters in Philosophy & Ethics

The philosophy and ethics study field aims to look into the human problems related to existence, knowledge and moral values that govern a person’s behaviour. These problems are considered based on rational argumentation using systematic approaches.

Philosophy strives to acquire knowledge by rational means about the issues that are difficult for empirical investigations. This study field has three main sub-fields: natural philosophy, moral philosophy and metaphysical philosophy.

Philosophy has many other branches including epistemology, logic, metaphysics, aesthetics, and philosophy of language, philosophy of law, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of science.

Ethics is a part of philosophy that analyses fundamental values and systems of moral principles that define good human conduct. The discipline is usually divided into: applied ethics (how people should behave), normative ethics (what moral principles should be used) and meta-ethics (studying the nature of moral facts). Ethics touches real-word contexts and is involved in the right conduct of many professional activities such as medical ethics, environmental ethics and business ethics.

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Philosophy Philosophy
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 6,500 per year
  • International £ 15,160 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Philosophy provides a grounding for advanced work in philosophy. It is designed to cater both for those with an interest in doing an MA for its own sake and for those intending to go on to pursue a PhD.

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Modern European Philosophy Modern European Philosophy
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 4,700 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,100 per year
  • 12 months

The Modern European Philosophy MA is widely recognised as one of the most significant and innovative courses in its field, and is now one of the most successful philosophy masters programmes in the country. The MA is based on a focused study of the fundamental texts of the modern European philosophical tradition. It provides an ideal preparation for doctoral research in philosophy or related fields in the humanities and social sciences. It also prepares graduates for a wide range of careers in education, the arts, politics and public policy.

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Philosophy Philosophy
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • Non-EEA € 0 per year
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  • 24 months

Philosophy is a unique 2-year Master’s programme that aims to provide students with skills and knowledge of the research methods of contemporary philosophy. Students can choose from four specialisations: history of philosophy, practical philosophy, philosophy of science and theoretical philosophy.

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Bioethics Bioethics
  • Dec 2015
  • National $ 18,900 per semester
  • International $ 18,900 per semester
  • Not specified

The master of Arts in Bioethics program at Emory University's Center for Ethics provides rigorous, advanced, and interdisciplinary training for professionals and students interested in social and ethical challenges in health care and the life sciences. Students in the program are connected with a dynamic network of experts, like-minded professionals, scholars, and resources in order to prepare themselves professionally to address ethical considerations in biomedicine.

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Humanities (Philosophy) Pre-Masters Humanities (Philosophy) Pre-Masters
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 12,050 per year
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  • 12 months

Students are able to negotiate their own paths of study through a full range of mixed-level modules and specialist seminars that reflect the research interests of members of staff.

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Philosophy and Humanities Philosophy and Humanities
  • Dec 2015
  • National $ 5,948 per semester
  • International $ 12,464 per semester
  • Not specified

The Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M provides two distinct graduate degree programs. Our PhD program serves students who are committed to both philosophical and interdisciplinary scholarship, while our MA program provides a traditional course of study in Philosophy, designed to prepare students to enter PhD programs in Philosophy. Funding is available for students in both tracks.

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Philosophy Philosophy
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 8,520 per year
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  • 12 months

Geared both to philosophy graduates, to consolidate and expand their philosophical grounding; and equally to conversion students, to introduce them to key concepts, arguments, texts and techniques from across the philosophical spectrum, while also bringing them up to a high level in selected specialist areas.

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Politics. Economics. Philosophy Politics. Economics. Philosophy
  • Sep 2016
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  • 24 months

The first ‘Philosophy, Politics, Economics’(PPE) programme at the undergraduate level was introduced at Oxford in the 1920s as an update of classical educational programmes called ‘the Classics’ or ‘the Greats’, which were well known for their emphasis on ancient history, classical philosophy and languages. The PPE programme was presented as ‘Modern Classics’, or ‘the Modern Greats’, and was initially intended for young people seeking to enter the public service. For them, ‘the Classics’ were considered obsolete and unable to deliver the knowledge and skills necessary for public service in a modern state. .

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History and Philosophy of Art in Paris History and Philosophy of Art in Paris
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 12,900 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,900 per year
  • 12 months

This is the only MA programme in History and Philosophy of Art offered by a British university in Paris and taught in English.

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Aesthetics Aesthetics
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 6,500 per year
  • International £ 15,160 per year
  • 12 months

Aesthetics covers the philosophy of art and questions about aesthetic judgement and value. This course gives you the opportunity to study both the history of aesthetics and some of the most recent arguments by contemporary philosophers.

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Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society
  • Feb 2016
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  • 24 months

Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society is the premier Master's programme for learning how to critically analyse and assess the impact of scientific and technological developments on society.

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  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 1,177 per year
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  • 24 months

Il Corso di laurea magistrale in Scienze filosofiche intende favorire l’approfondimento specialistico di conoscenze e competenze di alto livello nei principali settori della ricerca filosofica e delle scienze umane.

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