14 Philosophy & Ethics Master's degrees in Ireland

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.

Find and compare 14 Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in Ireland. Below is a selection of the available study options in Ireland. If you're interested in studying Philosophy & Ethics in Ireland you can view all 14 Master's programmes. You can also read more about the Philosophy & Ethics discipline in general, or about studying in Ireland.

Suggested Master's Programmes

Ancient Philosophy
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 6,240 per year
  • Non-EEA € 17,400 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Ancient Philosophy may be taken in one year full-time or two years part-time. At the heart of the the programme is the requirement to take six modules.

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Contemporary European Philosophy
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 5,550 per year
  • Non-EEA € 12,400 per year
  • 12 months

For students interested in Contemporary European philosophy (also known as "Continental" philosophy), University College Dublin is reckoned to be one of the top ten universities in the English speaking world. This programme draws on the expertise of several members of the School in a broad range of philosophical topics.

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Values & Knowledge
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 6,015 per year
  • Non-EEA € 13,250 per year
  • 12 months

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. Our MA programme offers a context for detailed consideration of this assumption. We identify and question the issues involved in it at deeper levels of analysis than are available through ordinary discussion.

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Philosophy (Higher Diploma)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 4,841 per year
  • Non-EEA € 12,500 per year
  • Not specified

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.

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Ethics
  • Dec 2015
  • EEA € 7,805 per year
  • Non-EEA € 15,000 per year
  • Not specified

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.

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Philosophy (General Programme)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 6,240 per year
  • Non-EEA € 17,400 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Philosophy (General Programme) is a one-year course of study (two years part-time) allowing students to choose any six modules from those on offer.In addition, all students must complete a 12-15,000 word dissertation by August 2016.

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Philosophy and Literature
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 4,445 per year
  • Non-EEA € 8,870 per year
  • 12 months

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.

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Philosophy and Sociology on Global Ethics
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 5,400 per year
  • Non-EEA € 11,620 per year
  • 12 months

Global Ethics is the first programmatic area being developed within the joint programmes of the School of Sociology and Philosophy. The MA and Postgraduate Diploma in Philosophy and Sociology address the ethical dimensions of globalization.

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Philosophy
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 5,400 per year
  • Non-EEA € 11,620 per year
  • 12 months

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.

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Philosophy and Public Affairs
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 6,240 per year
  • Non-EEA € 17,400 per year
  • 12 months

The Masters of Arts in Philosophy and Public Affairs is is a one-year interdisciplinary programme (or two years part-time), designed to offer graduates of either philosophy or the social sciences (politics, economics, history) the opportunity to study some of the many areas of overlap between the disciplines, and especially to explore foundational questions in public policy formulation.

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Philosophy and Literature
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 6,240 per year
  • Non-EEA € 17,400 per year
  • 12 months

The Masters of Arts in Philosophy and Literature is an interdisciplinary one-year programme (or two years part-time), designed to offer graduates of either philosophy or literature (English and other literatures) the opportunity to study the many areas of overlap between the disciplines.

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Philosophy
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 4,841 per year
  • Non-EEA € 12,500 per year
  • 12 months

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.

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English-Taught Education

Many universities in Ireland offer study programmes taught in English. Studying abroad in English-taught classes makes it easier to transfer your acquired knowledge to other countries. Furthermore, English-taught education will ensure international career opportunities in the future. Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language. Find an English course on Language Learning Portal or assess your level of English by taking the IELTS language test.