Study Philosophy & Ethics in United Kingdom

Study Philosophy & Ethics in United Kingdom

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 UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

159 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
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. Applied and Professional Ethics

This online Applied and Professional Ethics degree from University of Leeds will allow you to develop the knowledge and skills to handle ethical issues as they arise in the workplace.It’s specially designed to help people in business, the public sector, the professions, the third sector and walks of life to explore different approaches to ethical problems.

Faculty of Arts
Pre-Master Humanities, Law and Social Sciences

The Master’s Foundation 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 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. 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
Postgraduate Certificate Postgraduate Certificate in Systems Thinking in Practice

The online Postgraduate Certificate in Systems Thinking in Practice at The Open University UK offers a holistic approach of organisational systems, including structure, development and applied technological innovations. The postgraduate course includes topics like digital forensics, software engineering, and data management. Learn how digital tools impact efficiency of organisations.

The Open University UK Computing and IT
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
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. 

M.A. Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science

On this programme you will explore issues in philosophy of mind and the cognitive sciences, such as the nature of intentionality, physicalism, philosophical issues concerning rationality and interpretation, and consciousness. You will be taught by a vibrant community of philosophers, who pursue original research on a wide range of topics giving you expert supervision for your dissertation.

Department of Philosophy
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.Sc. Economics and Philosophy

Taught jointly by the Department of Economics and the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, the MSc Economics and Philosophy offers a unique combination of rigorous training in economics together with the opportunity to engage with moral, methodological and foundational questions. 

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
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. It will also prepare graduates for a wide range of careers in education, the arts, politics and public policy.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.Res. Philosophy by Research

A one-year, London-based MA programme of ten evening seminars and individual research led by Professor Roger Scruton. Offering examples of contemporary thinking and including lectures by internationally acclaimed philosophers, the purpose of this programme to give an overall survey of Philosophy and topics that are central to the interaction of philosophy and life.

School of Humanities
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.Res. Philosophy

The MRes degree is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It is aimed at those who wish to move beyond undergraduate work and to engage in research in depth for a postgraduate thesis, but who also wish to take modules that help develop research and related skills.

Department of Philosophy
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.Litt. Philosophy and Literature

This degree offers specialist interdisciplinary study within Philosophy and English Studies. It brings together modules addressing the interrelations between literary practice and philosophical perspectives.

School of Humanities
M.A. Philosophy and Sociology of Science

The programme, unique in the UK for its combination of philosophical and sociological perspectives on science and technology, examines the concept of science, the knowledge it provides and the way in which the production of knowledge is organised in society. In doing so, it will prepare you for further research or employment in the management and evaluation of science and its impact on society – an increasingly important aspect of science policy.

College of Social Sciences and International Studies
M.A. Latin 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) Latin and Philosophy programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Philosophy (MA)

MA Philosophy, University of Nottingham A flexible programme that allows you the opportunity to specialise in your area of interest, our MA enables you to take your studies and passion for philosophy to a more advanced level.

Philosophy
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. 

M.A. Philosophy and Greek

Philosophy has been at the core of Western intellectual life for at least 2,500 years and is central to our understanding of the world and of our place in and interaction with it.

College of Humanities & Social Science
L.L.M. Medical Law and Ethics

Study our LLM in Medical Law and Ethics to examine in detail a diverse cross-section of topics that reflect the legal and ethical challenges faced by those working in and around medicine, placing them in their social and historical context.

Edinburgh Law School
M.Litt. Philosophy (PGDip)

The St Andrews and Stirling Graduate Programme in Philosophy (SASP) is taught by the Philosophy departments in the Universities of St Andrews and Stirling. The philosophy graduate programmes of St Andrews and Stirling are now fully merged for all postgraduate degrees and together form Scotland’s premier centre for philosophy and one of the top philosophy institutions in the United Kingdom.

Philosophy
Postgraduate Diploma Applied and Professional Ethics

The Applied and Professional Ethics online degree from the University of Leeds will allow you to develop the knowledge and skills to handle ethical issues as they arise in the workplace.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. By Research Philosophy

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

M.A. Philosophy of Psychology

This course will suit students with an undergraduate philosophy degree and those converting to philosophy from another subject (for instance, psychology) at undergraduate level. For philosophy graduates, it will consolidate and augment their existing knowledge, with a special emphasis on philosophy of psychology and philosophy of mind.

Taught programmes
M.Sc. Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law

Animal welfare science and ethics is an expanding topic of international concern, which is why the University of Glasgow offer anAnimal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law MSc programme. It aims to improve our knowledge and understanding of animals’ needs, which is required to provide a high standard of care to the whole range of animals kept in captivity.

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Ancient Philosophy

This combined programme offered by Philosophy and Classics aims to introduce students to the main fields, topics, and research methods in ancient philosophy. The programme is accessible through both Classics and Philosophy, with a variety of taught courses offered by specialists in both subject areas.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Philosophy and Theological Studies

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) Philosophy and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. History of Philosophy

This programme is based on King's unrivalled expertise in the history of philosophy: we are probably the only department in the world that can teach Western philosophy from the pre-Socratics to the present with no gaps. It is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in which philosophy was at least a major component, who now wish to focus more narrowly on the history of philosophy, to provide a firm basis for subsequent research.

M.A. Biblical Studies 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) Biblical Studies and Philosophy programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
Master Philosophy of Physics

This one-year taught graduate course offers graduate education in philosophy of physics of the highest possible quality, and aims to provide a foundation on which you can go on to pursue doctoral work in the area. It is likely to be of particular interest for candidates whose background is in physics rather than in philosophy and it presumes an undergraduate-level physics education.

M.A. Philosophy

The MA in Philosophy at the University of Kent is designed for those who wish to broaden their study of philosophy and make a gradual transition to research.

School of European Culture and Languages
Master MRes Philosophy

This innovative Masters degreein MRes Philosophy offered by Heythrop College, University of London is aimed specifically at students who wish to go on to do research at PhD level on some aspect of philosophy, and the application process will ask you to comment on this intention. It provides a foundation for further research in philosophy with opportunities to consider a range of philosophical topics alongside explicit and detailed training in the skills necessary for philosophical research.

Philosophy
M.A. Philosophy and Literature

Philosophy and literature is one of the most exciting growth areas in modern Anglo-American philosophy. Over the last thirty years, under the influence of such major figures as Stanley Cavell and Martha Nussbaum, the subject has transformed itself from a minority interest to a major component in the curriculum. The MA in Philosophy and Literature is delivered at University of East Anglia.

School of Philosophy
M.A. Literature and Philosophy

The Literature and Philosophy MA draws on the interdisciplinary relationship between literature and philosophy. It combines rigorous philosophical and cutting-edge literary study, at the same time as critically examining questions pertaining to the relationship between the two disciplines in an inclusive, critical and non-partisan manner. Please note this course is subject to validation.

M.A. History and Philosophy of Art

The History and Philosophy of Art programme from the University of Kent is intended for graduates in art history, philosophy and cognate subjects, such as fine art. It gives you the opportunity to pursue your interest in visual art at advanced level, to develop a high level of expertise in topics in history and philosophy of art and to prepare for doctoral research in history of art or philosophy of art.

School of Arts
M.Phil. Philosophical Theology

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Philosophical Theology is intended to provide you with detailed knowledge of philosophical theology, its history and a cognate area of philosophy, with the opportunity to hone your skills in research and in written and oral argument in these subjects.

M.A. Reasoning

The MA in Reasoning programme from the University of Kent offers an opportunity to study topics related to reasoning and inference as a specialised discipline within philosophy.

School of European Culture and Languages
M.A. Contemporary European Philosophy

This new joint programme offers students a unique international and inter-linguistic orientation in current philosophical work. The course is taught by leading figures in the field of contemporary European philosophy, based at two of its most significant and productive institutions. Full-time students spend the autumn semester at Kingston's Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, and the spring semester at the University of Paris 8 (Saint-Denis).

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.Phil. Philosophy

This unique programme - the only one of its kind in the UK - is dedicated to postgraduate study and research in the tradition of modern European (or ‘continental') philosophy. It will enable you to study in more depth and with a more intense research focus than the one-year MAs. 

M.A. Literature and Philosophy

We build on the tradition of interdisciplinary research at Sussex. This includes strong links between the Department of Philosophy and the School of English. You’ll study in a stimulating environment for creative thinking, open discussion and critical engagement, where you'll draw on ideas from literature, philosophy (analytic and continental), psychology and intellectual history.

M.Res. Philosophy

The MRes Philosophy degree at University of East Anglia is a 12 month taught programme tailored individually to developing your talents as a researcher, and building your relations with existing research staff and research groups in Philosophy.

School of Philosophy
M.A. Sports Ethics and Integrity

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

M.A. Philosophy and Public Affairs

Philosophy and Public Affairs- Philosophical issues are deeply relevant in many areas of public life and often arise in public discussion. They include issues about ethics, economics and the law, as well as politics.

M.A. Global Ethics & Human Values

The Global Ethics and Human Values MA is the most wide-ranging and philosophical programme in its field, allowing you to study the most pressing ethical issues of our time, from globalisation and climate change to war, terrorism, poverty, inequality, justice and human rights.

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. Philosophy

The Philosophy programme from University of Bristol will give you a thorough grounding in the core knowledge and skills required for philosophical research, while allowing you to pursue your own philosophical interests in depth.

Faculty of Arts
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
Postgraduate Certificate Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics (Online)

The Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics (Online) degree at University of Leeds uses specially designed online teaching materials to give you an in-depth understanding of professional ethics, and what they mean for practitioners in the biomedical and healthcare sectors.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. International Law, Ethics and Politics

The International Law, Ethics and Politics MA programme from the University of Birmingham introduces students to the issues at the intersection of International law, particularly International Law and European law; ethics; and international politics. The course covers the application of these areas to problems such as poverty reduction; international trade; war and terrorism; climate change; and democracy.

Department of Philosophy
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. Classical Studies 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) Classical Studies and Philosophy programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
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. French and Philosophy

Beyond the intensive study of the French language, French Studies at Edinburgh allows you to explore the exciting contribution of French speakers to world culture. 

College of Humanities & Social Science
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. Economics 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) Economics and Philosophy programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Economics and Finance
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. There is an emphasis on the application of bioethical and legal theory which caters to the practical needs of healthcare and legal professionals and those in related fields.