This is a flexible programme, which builds on its core modules by allowing you to choose from the full range of optional modules offered in the subject area and, where relevant, from across the Department. It is ideal for students preparing for a PhD in Philosophy, or simply seeking to deepen their understanding of the discipline. For a full list of the optional modules available please see our website. Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
Theory and Methods in Postgraduate Studies
What is Philosophy? Methods, Aims, Debates
Doing Contemporary Philosophy
Paternalism, autonomy and consent
Seminar in Moral, Political, and Social Philosophy
Philosophy of mental disorder
Independent Study Module
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You can apply until:
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You need the following IELTS score:
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An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent.
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Part Time (per year):£3,250
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