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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Según el itinerario escogido, se adquieren habilidades para entender los procesos de evolución humana, las caracterizaciones antropológicas de los grupos actuales en el proceso de la globalización y las relaciones existentes entre procesos cognitivos y estructuras cerebrales, tanto en sujetos normales como con trastornos psíquicos.
English-taught Master's programme in Philosophy is planned to start in autumn 2014. Full information on the programme will be available by 15 December 2013. Applications will open as soon as the curriculum has been approved by the Ministry of Education and Research.
The program is focusing on logic and its applications in the philosophy of science, particularly in the foundations of mathematics, physics, linguistics and the social sciences. Beyond a few core courses and a joint four-semester seminar series, providing a kind of common background to all students, we offer the following four thematic groups of courses: Logic and the Philosophy of Mathematics, Foundations of Physics, Logic in Linguistics and Models in the Social Sciences – the student has to choose 7 of these.
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.
Philosophy and science don't mix. Or do they? What we nowadays call "science" used to be part of "philosophy." It is not without reason that Isaac Newton called his physical masterpiece "The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy." And today, the two are still closely connected. Our current worldview is strongly shaped by scientific thought. We look to science for both answers to our theoretical questions and solutions to our practical problems.
We welcome new proposals for postgraduate research projects that complement staff research interests.