Study Philosophy & Ethics in United Kingdom

Master's Degrees in
Philosophy & Ethics in United Kingdom

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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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Studying in United Kingdom

The moment you will step into a UK university campus, you will feel you have entered a fairy tale. The UK campuses are mesmerizing and the student facilities are outstanding. All the modern and unique features of British universities enable you to engage in ground-breaking research and experience top quality teaching and learning.

144 Philosophy & Ethics Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Philosophy

The MA in Philosophy at University of Southampton is a flexible programme that can be tailored to your own interests, while providing you with a solid grounding in some of the central areas of philosophy.

Humanities
M.A. Philosophy

The M.A. in Philosophy at The Open University UK is an online course that teaches students to analyse and answer contemporary philosophical questions from a wide range of perspectives, by studying texts from Ancient and European philosophy. The Master proposes discussions on subjects concerning environmental aesthetics, global justice, political philosophy and the philosophy of emotions.

The Open University UK Arts and Humanities
M.A. European Philosophy

The European Philosophy MA from Manchester Metropolitan University is offered either on campus or online, both as a one year full-time or a two-year part-time programme. Full-time students begin their studies in September, while part-time students can enrol in September or in January. 

Pre-Master Qualifying Programme in Social Sciences

The Master’s Qualifying Programme in Social Sciences is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression to a wide range of Master’s degrees at Coventry University. You will study your Master's programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the Coventry University campus.

M.A. Human Rights LLM

The School of Law from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics is proud to offer this exciting and innovative Master’s programme, leading to the award of an LLM or MA Human Rights.

Postgraduate courses
Postgraduate Diploma Postgraduate Diploma in Systems Thinking in Practice

This diploma course develops your ability to approach and tackle complex, messy problem situations, providing practical tools that will help bring new perspectives and approaches to problem solving. It may well change how you think about a task and situation. This Postgraduate Diploma in Systems Thinking in Practice is offered by The Open University UK.

The Open University UK Computing and IT
Pre-Master Humanities, Law and Social Sciences

The Master’s Foundation Programme in Humanities, Law and Social Sciences is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression* to a wide range of Master’s degrees at the University of Sunderland. You will study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the University of Sunderland City campus.

M.A. Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics

This Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics degree from University of Leeds allows you to develop an in-depth understanding of professional ethics, and what they mean for practitioners in the biomedical and healthcare sectors.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Ecology and Spirituality

This programme in Ecology and Spirituality brings together the theological legacy of academic work at University of Wales Trinity Saint David with the ecological and transformative learning developed to postgraduate level by Schumacher College over 25 years. 

Postgraduate Diploma Postgraduate Diploma in Humanities

This postgraduate diploma will suit anyone with appropriate entry qualifications who has a passion for the arts and humanities and is looking for an intellectual challenge. At present our postgraduate diploma includes subject lines in English and history. This Postgraduate Diploma in Humanities is offered by The Open University UK.

The Open University UK Arts and Humanities
M.Res. History and Philosophy of Law

The LL.M (R) in History and Philosophy of Law builds on the Law School’s international reputation in Legal History and Philosophy of Law to offer an advanced training in legal history and legal theory. Our goal is to develop the next generation of leading legal historians and legal theorists through a combined programme of teaching and research.

Edinburgh Law School
M.Phil. History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine

The MPhil in History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine is a full-time 9-month course that provides students with the opportunity to carry out focused research under close supervision by senior members of the University. Students will acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests, as well as a critical and well informed understanding of the roles of the sciences in society.

M.A. Modern European Philosophy

This course is widely recognised as one of the most challenging and stimulating philosophy masters programmes in the UK. Based on a focused study of the fundamental texts of the modern European philosophical tradition, it provides an ideal preparation for doctoral research in philosophy or related fields in the humanities and social sciences. 

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.Litt. Philosophy (Conversion Programme)

This Philosophy (Conversion Programme) Masters at University of Glasgow is especially designed for students who don't already have a Philosophy degree. It will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of analytic philosophy, for instance, moral and political philosophy, the history of philosophy, philosophy of the mind and philosophy of mathematics and language. The MLitt is also exceptional in providing a fast-track route into a PhD in Philosophy.

School of Humanities
M.Sc. Philosophy

Our Philosophy MSc at University of Glasgow offers you the opportunity to work closely with our staff in courses based upon their own expertise and current research. It will introduce you to the cutting edge of recent developments in analytic philosophy, from the practical and applied, to the most theoretical end of the subject.

School of Humanities
M.Res. Studies in Philosophy and Religion (MRes Distance Learning Programme)

The Studies in Philosophy and Religion (MA Distance Learning Programme) is scheduled for a duration of one year (full-time) or three years (part-time). It is tailor-made to suit your interests in consultation with the areas of expertise offered by the School. It is designed also to suit the needs of those who are unable to attend time-tabled sessions at Bangor. It comprises two parts.)

School of Philosophy and Religion
L.L.M. Medical Law and Ethics

Study the ethical and legal issues that arise in medical and healthcare practice, and produce a significant piece of independent research work in your Major Project.

Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
M.A. Ancient Philosophy

This is a specialist programme geared towards preparing you for higher research in ancient philosophy - partly through direct research training, and partly through modules taught by experts in their field in small-group seminars.

Department of Classics and Ancient History
M.A. Art History and Philosophy

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Art History and Philosophy programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Art History
M.A. Philosophy

This MA is will enable you to study Philosophy at an advanced level, offering an extensive range of optional modules that give you the flexibility and the freedom to explore your own philosophical interests. We also provide a core Research Methods module, enabling you to develop the analytic and dialectical skills needed to carry out research in Philosophy. This fosters in-depth reflection on philosophical methods, conducted through fortnightly meetings in term-time.

M.A. Philosophy of Health and Happiness

This programme focuses on the growing field of happiness and its overlap with health and wellbeing asking questions such as: What is happiness? What is health? How does illness affect our understating of what matters? Do our views about death and mortality affect how happy we are and how meaningful our lives are?

Department of Philosophy
M.A. Continental Philosophy

This MA gives you a high degree of flexibility over the modules you can select. We offer a broad selection of taught modules in 19th- and 20th-century Continental Philosophy, as well as in other areas of philosophy.

M.A. Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics

The Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics programme from University of Bristol has exceptional research strength in the fields of logic and the philosophy of mathematics, and very strong links with the School of Mathematics.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Ethics and Social Philosophy

Our one year full-time Ethics and Social Philosophy Master’s emphasises the enhancement of skills relevant to advanced philosophical research.

Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy
L.L.M. Medical Law and Ethics

LLM Medical Law and Ethics at The University of Winchester provides opportunities for students to enhance their understanding of a diverse range of medical law issues. It enhances analytical and research skills and provides insights into the legal and ethical issues surrounding the delivery and receipt of health care.

M.Res. Art: Theory and Philosophy

MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy promotes dialogue amongst practitioners and theorists about art discourse today. Highly relevant for both artists and writers, the course theorises art from a contemporary perspective embracing ideas in Continental philosophy, The Marxist intellectual tradition, as well as psychoanalytic and feminist theories.

Central Saint Martins
Postgraduate Certificate Philosophy with Children

This part-time course is the only one of its kind in the UK. The Postgraduate Certificate in Philosophy with Children will train you to facilitate philosophical dialogue with children – and with adults – in a range of settings. The course is not just for teachers, it’s for anyone that wants to lead people in the discussion of philosophical ideas.

M.A. Philosophy

Geared both to philosophy graduates, to consolidate and expand their philosophical grounding; and equally to conversion students, to introduce them to key concepts, arguments, texts and techniques from across the philosophical spectrum, while also bringing them up to a high level in selected specialist areas.

Taught programmes
M.Phil. Higher Degrees by Research

Applications are welcomed from students interested in pursuing either a full-time or part-time higher degree by research (Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) awards), who satisfy the University of Chester's entry criteria.

The Graduate School
M.Litt. Philosophy MLitt

Philosophy is about critically thinking through the assumptions of the age. Our Philosophy MLitt is delivered by staff with strong research profiles in modern European philosophy and an interest in interdisciplinary research and collaboration. We have a thriving research culture, with postgraduates working in philosophy or with colleagues in other disciplines.

Philosophical Studies
M.A. Philosophy

On this Philosophy programme from University of Birmingham you will be able to choose from a variety of modules covering key areas in Philosophy. These include: philosophy of mind and cognitive science; ethics, metaethics and global ethics; epistemology and metaphysics; philosophy of language; philosophy of health and happiness; value of life.

Department of Philosophy
M.Sc. Philosophy and Public Policy

We approach philosophical issues in public policy through the lenses of historical and contemporary developments in ethical theory and political philosophy. Topics include various policy areas (eg health care, development, social security, the environment), approaches to the study of society (eg rational, social and public choice) and war.

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
M.Sc. Philosophy of Science

With a deep and rigorous programme of coursework and research in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, the MSc in Philosophy of Science explores both general questions about the nature of science and specific foundational issues related to the individual sciences. 

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Postgraduate Diploma Philosophy

The Postgraduate Diploma in Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics is ideal if you want to develop your philosophical interests without undertaking a full Master's programme. 

Postgraduate courses
M.A. Philosophy

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.

Department of Philosophy
M.Res. Philosophy

This MRes Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics offers research-based training in philosophy at post-Master's level and serves as a foundation for starting an individual PhD project.

Postgraduate courses
M.A. Philosophy of Religion and Ethics (Distance Learning)

On the MA Philosophy of Religion and Ethics programme you will explore a variety of questions – for example: Are there shared human values? How do we negotiate different belief systems in pluralistic societies? Is there a conflict between science and religion? Do people with different religious views have the same morals? Is life without God meaningless?

Department of Philosophy
M.A. Applied Global Ethics

Ethical concerns are central in all fields of activity, especially in business, every day life, politics and science. Applied Global Ethics is an outward-facing, forward-looking research field. It challenges and inspires you to explore academic theories across disciplinary boundaries and national borders. 

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.Phil. Philosophy

Take your education to the next level. Choose the areas you want to study, and which questions you want to research. Take the initiative while we support you with advice, guidance and facilities.

MPhil/MRes Philosophy

Philosophy research at Hull covers an unusually rich variety of areas, ranging from Plato and Nietzsche, through to contemporary aesthetics, gender theory, philosophy of mind and body, moral philosophy and legal theory. In applied philosophy, focal areas include: ethics, education and health. Our interests span many traditions and diverse approaches to philosophical issues.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Ancient Philosophy

This one-year taught graduate course offers graduate training in ancient philosophy of the highest possible quality, and aims to provide a foundation on which you can go on to pursue doctoral work in the area. You will study two subject options, assessed by three 5,000-word essays, as well as a thesis of 10,000 to 15,000 words.

M.A. European Philosophy

The MA European Philosophy is a distance-learning programme designed to give the student an opportunity to reflect upon the dominant thinkers and philosophies of the European tradition, but also to consider the impact of such thinking upon the student's own life experience – as European citizens and as thinkers and agents in the ‘Western’ tradition.

Department of Philosophy
M.A. Philosophy

This one-year programme (two years part-time) provides an ideal academic environment for those who would like to study the subject at a higher level in preparation for a PhD or as a basis for future employment.

Department of Philosophy
M.A. Aesthetics and Art Theory

This MA is widely recognised as one of the most significant and innovative courses in its field. Unlike most courses on art theory, this programme grounds its problems and concepts in the appropriate philosophical context. It will prepare you for a wide range of careers in the arts, education and public policy – it is particularly highly regarded in the arts. 

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Holistic Science

It is precisely at this time of global upheaval that we want you to come to Schumacher College to share with us the ways in which you are moved to live and act differently.

M.A. Geography and Philosophy

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography and Philosophy programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.A. Philosophy and the Arts

This is a new interdisciplinary degree that allows you to combine study of philosophy with any or all of three arts disciplines. Warwick has been a home for interdisciplinary work in philosophy and literature since the early days of the university, and this new degree is the successor to Warwick’s long-standing MA in Philosophy and Literature.

M.A. Buddhist Studies

This MA Buddhist Studies course is ideal for teachers wishing to enhance their subject knowledge, and also for those working in Buddhist organisations who wish to gain a recognised qualification. It is also an excellent course for those wishing to study Buddhism in its own right.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A. Continental Philosophy

This MA is an exciting and rare opportunity to study the most fascinating figures and themes in philosophy. We guide you through key philosophers in the European tradition, including Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger and Foucault, treating along the way their ideas concerning such fundamental problems as the nature of time, the human, ethical or political practices, and history.

M.Sc. Philosophy

This is The University of Edinburgh's flagship taught MSc (Diploma) programme in Philosophy. It provides the ideal foundation for future research, such as in our PhD programme.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Critical and Cultural Theory

The Critical and Cultural Theory programme at the University of Leeds takes a philosophical, theoretical and historical approach to cultural studies, exploring the work of cultural criticism, reception and production through new critical perspectives, interdisciplinary insights and a vast spectrum of applications and opportunities.

Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications
M.A. International Politics (Global Justice and Ethics)

The MA in International Politics (Global Justice and Ethics) at Newcastle University investigates central issues of global justice: the debate between relativism and universalism, the foundation and content of human rights, responses to global poverty and inequality, cosmopolitan democracy and environmental justice. You develop a deeper and wider understanding of world politics and learn to think critically about these issues.

School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
M.A. Film Studies (Film & Philosophy pathway available)

Study at the leading centre for Film Studies in London. Extensive range of options covering all aspects of film style, representation, spectatorship, and philosophical approaches. Perfect location close to BFI Southbank (including the BFI Library) Southbank Centre, and Tate Modern. Ideal for careers in the Media Arts and related Culture Industries, or preparation for further study. Film and Philosophy pathway available.

M.Sc. Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Anthropology, economics, geography, political science, sociology – you already know what the social sciences are. But how do they work? What makes them special? There are clear senses in which they differ from some of the natural sciences, such as their extremely diverse set of methods and analytic techniques, but does this make the social sciences any less scientific or objective? 

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
M.Res. Research

This Masters by Research degree provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and research skills that are essential foundations for further research and an academic career. The programme adopts an interdisciplinary approach, teaching both practical and theoretical aspects of research. 

M.A. Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution

The Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution course at the University of Westminster embraces a wide range of public, private and domestic issues relevant to the prevention and resolution of conflicts and disputes, including the roles of laws, decisions, risks and justice.

School of Law
M.A. Classics and Philosophy

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Classics and Philosophy programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
Postgraduate Diploma Philosophy

The Diploma is for graduates in any subject who would like to obtain a qualification in philosophy or to acquire an informed understanding of the subject. The Diploma aims to bring students to a postgraduate level in Philosophy in one year.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Philosophy

Our MA Philosophy will provide you with a rigorous grounding in modern and contemporary European philosophy. We have leading expertise in critical theory, phenomenology, German Idealism, nineteenth Century German philosophy, aesthetics, existentialism, contemporary French philosophy, philosophy and psychoanalysis, and medical humanities.

School of Philosophy and Art History
M.Sc. Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security

The Ethical Hacking and Computer Security programme from Abertay University builds on existing graduate skills by providing detailed knowledge of electronic attacks and how to defend against the methods used to gain access and exploit a system.

School of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET)
Postgraduate Certificate Healthcare Ethics

The Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Ethics course allows you to gain knowledge and understanding of ethical and medico-legal theories without the need to complete a full master's course.

M.A. Philosophy

This MA offers an advanced general grounding in philosophy, which forms a good basis for further research. It includes modules in both the analytic and continental traditions of philosophy, reflecting the wide range of interests within the Department of Philosophy.

School of History, Art History and Philosophy
M.Phil. Philosophy

Philosophy is about critically thinking through the assumptions of the age. Our programmes are delivered by staff with strong research profiles in modern European philosophy and an interest in interdisciplinary research and collaboration. We have a thriving research culture, with postgraduates working in philosophy or with colleagues in other disciplines.

Philosophical Studies
Postgraduate Diploma Philosophy

The Graduate Diploma in Philosophy is a one-year conversion course (two years part-time), designed for those who already have a degree and wish to pursue an interest in philosophy. No formal training in philosophy is required. The programme provides an ideal learning environment if you are interested in progressing to an MA in Philosophy, or simply want the opportunity to learn about philosophy.

Department of Philosophy
M.Sc. Reproductive Medicine: Science and Ethics

The MSc in Reproductive Medicine: Science and Ethics offered by the University of Kent is for students who wish to gain an advanced education and practical training within the context of a medical issue that affects one in six couples wishing to start a family.

School of Biosciences
MARes Philosophy and Religion

This Philosophy and Religion is a research degree that can be studied through distance learning. It has a duration of one year (full-time) or three years (part-time). The programme is tailor-made to suit your interests in consultation with the areas of expertise offered by the School. It comprises one dissertation of 50,000 words (180 credits).

School of Philosophy and Religion
M.A. Philosophy of Biological and Cognitive Sciences

The Philosophy Department at Bristol has outstanding research strength in the fields of philosophy of biology, philosophy of psychology and philosophy of cognitive sciences.Philosophy of Biological and Cognitive Sciences programme is offered at University of Bristol.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Medical Ethics and Law

This course aims to deepen students’ understanding of health care ethics and law, and to enhance their ability to think systematically about the moral and legal issues that health care professionals may face in the course of their work. It also aims to provide a foundation for pursuing further study at doctoral level for those interested in doing so.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A. Philosophy of Medicine and Psychiatry MA

Geared both to philosophy graduates, as a pathway into research in Philosophy of Medicine & Psychiatry, and medical (and other) graduates, to introduce them to key concepts, arguments, texts and techniques in the Philosophy of Medicine & Psychiatry.

Faculty of Arts & Humanities
M.A. Intellectual History

This MA builds on Sussex’s long tradition of innovation and expertise in intellectual history. Genuinely interdisciplinary in approach, the course examines the interrelations between philosophy, politics, science, religion and literature in Britain, Europe, North America and China.

Master Graduate Diploma Philosophy with English for Academic Purposes

This course is for you if you need to improve your English language skills and subject knowledge of philosophy before going on to a Masters course. You improve your language fluency and academic vocabulary, develop your academic skills, and gain experience of western methods of teaching and learning so that you can progress onto a relevant Masters course.

International Academy
M.A. Philosophy

This MA will give you up-to-date knowledge of contemporary philosophy across a broad range of subjects and provides essential training for students considering going on to do a PhD.

M.Sc. Science and Religion

This dedicated masters programme in Science and Religion from The University of Edinburgh is intended for students who wish to engage in the advanced interdisciplinary study of science and religion, including those who wish to prepare for PhD work.

College of Humanities & Social Science