In Philosophy you will be involved in the study of and critical as well as creative engagement with different philosophical concepts, theories and approaches to issues concerning the mind and consciousness, action and politics, ethics and aesthetics, society and culture, globalism, power, territory, and many more. The programme offers a rare chance to study Western as well as Eastern Philosophy at postgraduate level.
The MA Philosophy helps students to advance their general philosophical education while at the same time giving them the opportunity to pursue their own philosophical interest.
Students choose two MA modules from a range of options, which are taught during October-December. They prepare a directed literature review, in preparation for their minor dissertation, in January-April. Finally, they write a minor dissertation on a subject of their choice during the period May-September.
In Part 1 students take modules to the value of 50 credits and prepare a Literature Review to the value of 10 credits, under the supervision of a member of staff, for submission on or before April 30th. In Part II students complete a minor disseration (maximum 15,000 words) to the value of 30 credits which must be submitted for the examination at the Winter Examination Board.
plus 50 credits from the following:
Postgraduate Certificate in Philosophy
Students who pass taught modules to the value of at least 30 credits (but less than 60 credits) and who do not wish to complete the programme, or fail to complete the programme, may opt to exit the programme and be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in Philosophy.
Postgraduate Diploma in PhilosophyStudents who pass taught modules to the value of at least 60 credits and do not wish to complete the minor dissertation, or who fail the dissertation, may opt to exit the programme and be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Philosophy.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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Candidates will normally hold at least a Second Class Honours/Grade I primary degree (or equivalent) in philosophy. Students with degrees in cognate areas (such as social sciences, psychology, theology etc.) may be considered. Applicants who are not fully qualified may need to take a MA Qualifying Degree or Higher Diploma in Arts.
The Additional/Supplementary Statement form MUST also be completed as part of the application selection process.
IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL equivalent
Please note that non-EU applicants are not eligible to study part-time programmes
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