Study Philosophy & Ethics in Ireland

Master's Degrees in
Philosophy & Ethics in Ireland

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Studying Philosophy & Ethics

Philosophy is one of the oldest areas of study that deals with fundamental problems of human life such as existence, knowledge and moral principles by using a systematic approach of rational arguments. Applied philosophy focuses on a certain area such as science, law or religion for example. Ethics is closely related to other branches of philosophy such as deontology, axiology (value theory), or moral and political philosophy.

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15 Philosophy & Ethics Master's degrees in Ireland

M.A. Consciousness and Embodiment

The Master of Arts in Consciousness and Embodiment at the University College Dublin teaches students to develop an overview of the human well-being, combining philosophical analytics and phenomenology with the empirical studies of body and mind. This Master’s programme covers fields such as philosophy of the mind, cognitive sciences, embodiment phenomenology and other.

University College Dublin School of Philosophy
M.A. Philosophy

This MA relates discourses and developments in the history in Western philosophy up to the 21st century. It thus aims at carrying out a serious philosophical analysis of some of the underlying cultural themes and philosophical presuppositions of Western self understanding and contemporary society. Building upon the strengths of critical thinking, systematic reflection, and historical awareness developed at undergraduate level, the programme allows the student to explore thematic concerns of philosophers in the Western tradition from medieval times to the 21st century.

Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy
M.A. Philosophy and Literature

The MA in Philosophy and Literature from University College Dublin will be useful for any job requiring a subtle understanding of debate and disagreement, or requiring close attention to texts, especially in the cultural sector.

University College Dublin School of Philosophy
M.A. Philosophy and Public Affairs

The MA in Philosophy and Public Affairs from University College Dublin is especially designed for those people with an interest in public policy debates, e.g. in journalism, the civil service, public policy research institutes, etc.. At the same time, it will be useful for any job requiring a subtle understanding of debate and disagreement, or requiring close attention to texts.

University College Dublin School of Philosophy
M.A. Modern and Contemporary Philosophy

This MA relates discourses and developments in modern and contemporary philosophy to current debates regarding (but not restricted to) the challenges of globalization, post-secular societies (Habermas), democratic development, etc., as well as to their philosophical foundations. Possible answers to these questions rely upon the philosophical notions of the nature of knowledge and human understanding, identity, plurality, and the human condition.

M.A. Philosophy

This course offers you a rare chance to study Western as well as Eastern philosophy at postgraduate level. For one year, you will be involved in the study of 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.

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
M.A. Philosophy and Literature

The MA in Philosophy and Literature is a taught programme, which is designed to provide an additional postgraduate academic qualification for graduates in the areas of Philosophy and English, and to give students a sense of the interdisciplinarity between the areas of Philosophy and English.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Philosophy

At the Philosophy programme from University College Dublin you will develop your skills of critical analysis in both speech and writing, precision and clarity in your self-expression and a much more nuanced appreciation of central philosophical questions.

University College Dublin School of Philosophy
M.A. Philosophy of Religion

This MA relates discourses and developments in the history in Western philosophy up to the 21st century. It thus aims at carrying out a serious philosophical analysis of some of the underlying cultural themes and philosophical presuppositions of Western self understanding and contemporary society. 

M.A. Ethics

This MA in Ethics programme provides participants with knowledge, skills and competence to examine ethical issues, challenges and dilemmas in professional and public life from a wide spectrum of ethical worldviews and theories.

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Postgraduate Diploma Philosophy (Higher Diploma)

The Diploma and the Higher Diploma in Philosophy are part-time postgraduate programmes in Philosophy and provide students who already possess a third level qualification with a qualification in Philosophy. The courses are open to any student who satisfies the entry requirements: a third-level qualification in any subject or combination. For the Diploma the programme of study will extend over one year and its modules are drawn from the first and second year of the BA Philosophy programme.

Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy
M.A. Values & Knowledge

The relation between values and knowledge is a central concern for any society. At present, it is widely assumed that the pursuit of knowledge is valuable only to the degree that it has measurable practical benefits as an outcome.

College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
M.A. Ethics in International Affairs

The new MA programme in Ethics and International Affairs is a one-year, full-time programme that offers specialised graduate training in political theory with a focus on the global dimension.

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A. Philosophy, Politics and Economics

This M.A. brings together at a postgraduate level some of the most important approaches in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in order to obtain the necessary abilities and understanding to deal with the challenges of globalisation and a globalised economy, democracy and becoming a responsible citizen, by addressing the intrinsic relationships between these subjects. 

M.A. Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

The MA offers students the opportunity to explore Western philosophical thought from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. It should appeal both to those who want an overview of the foundations of modern European thought, and to those with more specialized interests in Medieval and Renaissance studies, philosophy, or the history of ideas.