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More information about the Philosophy discipline

Philosophy study field aims to look into the human problems related to existence, knowledge, minds, values and other general and fundamental issues. 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, axiology (value theory), moral and political philosophy, aesthetics, and philosophy of language, philosophy of law, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of science.

Suggested Study Programmes

  • Master in Foundation Programme in Law, Humanities and Social Sciences

    The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression to a wide range of Law, Humanities and Social Sceinces Master’s degrees at UCLan. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the UCLan campus.

  • Master in Bioethics and Health Law (MBHL)

    The Master of Bioethics and Health Law (MBHL) degree is an interdisciplinary postgraduate programme which consists in writing a research dissertation under supervision and completing papers worth an additional 105 points from a schedule of papers. The degree may be awarded with distinction or credit.

  • Master in Classical Studies

    This MA is designed to help you acquire and develop research skills that will enhance your knowledge of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and prepare you for independent study culminating in a dissertation. It investigates Classical Studies as a multidisciplinary field and brings you into direct contact with texts, artefacts and other surviving evidence from classical antiquity.

  • Master in Biomedical and Health Care Ethics

    The MA in Biomedical and Health Care Ethics offers a rigorous grounding in health care ethics and biomedical ethics, provided by tutors from the Centre with expertise in teaching ethics in medical disciplines. Students learn about the ethical issues that arise across all areas of medicine and health care practice, and can specialise in areas of particular interest.

  • Master in Philosophy and Religion (MARes Distance Learning Programme)

    This Philosophy and Religion (MARes Distance Learning Programme) is a research degree that can be studied through distance learning. It has a duration of one year (full-time) or three years (part-time). The programme is tailor-made to suit your interests in consultation with the areas of expertise offered by the School. It comprises one dissertation of 50,000 words (180 credits).

  • Master in Scienze Filosofiche / Philosophy

    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.

  • Master in Religion, Politics and Society MA/PGDip/PGCert

    This new programme examines the major themes around the role of religion in politics and international relations in the contemporary world and allows you to research the role of religion in society and politics, looking at both domestic and transnational contexts. It explores the theoretical, conceptual and methodological approaches to the subject by focusing on the relationship between organised religions and the nation-state, as well as the global processes that promote religious conflict and conflict resolution. This programme is ideal for current and aspiring policymakers and analysts in international, national and regional institutions engaged in management of conflict, diversity, inter-religious relations and community development.

  • Master in Applied Trans-cultural Studies

    The MA programs are directed toward career development in healthcare, clinical practice, policy building, management, promotional professions, journalism, research, law, creative professions, scientific philosophy and education.

  • Master in History and Philosophy of Art

    History & Philosophy of Art at Kent provides opportunities for graduate study with well-established researchers in the fields of art history, philosophy of art and aesthetics. Staff research covers contemporary art and aesthetics, modernism, theories of art, the historiography of art and the Cold War; biographical monographs, the photograph (in its historical, contemporary and critical contexts), and the historical interplay of image, theory and institutions from the Renaissance to the present (especially European and North American).

  • Master in Philosophy (MA, PhD)

    Philosophy at Kent prides itself on the flexibility of its programmes. 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. The list below indicates the range of current research interests of members of staff. We can supervise postgraduate students for the degrees of MA or PhD in any of these areas, as well as in other main fields of philosophy. We encourage you to contact us to discuss your plans at an early stage of your application.

  • Master in Political Science - Political Theory

    The overall job prospects are good for individuals considering government careers or careers as political advisors, political analysts, party leaders, political campaign workers, and political spokesmen among others. Graduates can also find jobs as educators or political activists in the non-governmental sector or even make a career as business consultants for multinational corporations.

  • Master in Applied and Professional Ethics (Online)

    On this course, students learn about different approaches to ethical problems, examining both the philosophical literature on applied ethics, and real-life case studies. These are drawn from a variety of professional contexts, ranging from business and accountancy to the computer industry, and from environmental issues to decisions made by engineers.