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 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).
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 MA in Philosophy provides a grounding for advanced work in philosophy. It offers a wide range of optional modules integrated into a coherent but flexible programme. The MA is designed to cater both for those with an interest in doing a philosophy MA for its own sake and for those intending to go on to pursue research in philosophy (eg at PhD level).
OPEN MIND is a new institutional initiative of the University of Bucharest that combines graduate studies and advanced research in a variety of areas of cognitive science.
The Department of Philosophy is an active, mid-sized department that has broad interests in philosophical issues within the Anglo-American analytic tradition. Members of the department are engaged in research in philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, aesthetics, ethics, social/political philosophy, logic, Indian philosophy and the history of philosophy.
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.
The Aesthetics and Art Theory 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. Unlike most courses on art theory, this programme grounds its problems and concepts in the appropriate philosophical context.
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.
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.
The Philosophy and Contemporary Critical Theory 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. Unlike most courses on contemporary critical theory (based in literary or cultural studies departments), this programme grounds its problems and concepts in the appropriate philosophical context.
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.
This new joint programme offers students a unique international and inter-linguistic orientation in current philosophical work. The course is taught by leading figures in the field of contemporary European philosophy, based at two of its most significant and productive institutions. Full-time students spend the autumn semester at Kingston's Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, and the spring semester at the University of Paris 8 (Saint-Denis).