|Application deadline:||as early as possible|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2015|
|Credits (ECTS):|| 90 ECTS Details |
* Total Kent credits: 180
|Credits:|| 180 Details |
* Total Kent credits: 180
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
|More information:||Go to university website|
|Duration part-time:||24 months|
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.
We offer a wide variety of topics and modules, in all areas of philosophy. Our department is a place of academic brilliance, friendly exchange, intellectual excitement and diversity. In our weekly departmental research seminar, colleagues and philosophers from other universities present their current work, and in our thriving student-run graduate seminar, students discuss their ideas with peers and members of staff. We host a Centre for Reasoning and are connected to the Aesthetics Research Group, both offering their own weekly research seminars.
Philosophy is part of the School of European Culture and Languages (SECL), which embraces eight other disciplines: Classical & Archaeological Studies; Comparative Literature; English Language and Linguistics; French; German; Hispanic Studies; Italian; and Religious Studies. This means that students enrolled on a postgraduate programme in Philosophy can draw on the excellent resources of a diverse team of teachers with expertise in many key areas of European culture.
Our MA in Philosophy is designed for those who wish to broaden their study of philosophy and make a gradual transition to research. It is ideally suited to students with previous philosophical training who would like to widen their knowledge of topics, gain more training in philosophical methodology, and/or narrow down their interests of specialisation in preparation for an MPhil/PhD.
We offer a wide variety of topics and modules, in theoretical philosophy (mind, language, logic, epistemology, metaphysics), in moral philosophy (metaethics, normative ethics, political philosophy), and in history of philosophy (ancient philosophy, modern philosophy, 20th-century analytic philosophy). All our MA students are offered supervision by staff members.
The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.
PL805 - Special Topics I
PL806 - Special Topics II
PL855 - Theoretical Philosophy
PL856 - Practical Philosophy
PL998 - Dissertation: Philosophy
Assessment is by coursework essays of 4,000 words and the dissertation of 8-10,000 words.
The programme aims to:
Knowledge and understanding
You gain knowledge and understanding in:
(Several specific areas of the discipline based on a critical study of the relevant literature)
You develop intellectual skills in
You gain subject-specific skills in:
You gain the following transferable skills:
A first or second class honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent).
| CAE score: (read more) |
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.
|193 (Grade B)|
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