Study Philosophy & Ethics in United Kingdom

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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

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157 Philosophy & Ethics Master's degrees in United Kingdom

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 MA/LLM Human Rights programme is offered by The School of Law from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics. The distinctive focus of the programme is on theoretically informed and multidisciplinary approaches to human rights. 

Postgraduate courses
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 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. Philosophy

The MA Philosophy at New College of the Humanities engages students with classic and contemporary texts and debates on key topics in theoretical and practical philosophy. It provides excellent preparation for PhD studies.

M.Sc. Science and Religion

The dedicated Masters programme in Science and Religion from The University of Edinburgh is highly distinctive in European universities. It aims to inform and engage with the debate in depth, looking at it from scientific, philosophical, historical, ethical and theological perspectives.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Philosophy

The University of Exeter's Philosophy 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.

College of Social Sciences and International Studies
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.

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.

M.A. Ecology and Spirituality

At this moment of profound ecological crisis, many are calling for a fundamental rethink of our attitudes towards the environment. The ecological crisis is, they say, a spiritual crisis. Our MA programme in Ecology and Spirituality from Schumacher College takes this call seriously while providing a critical, intellectual framework for students to think through its implications.

M.Sc. Epistemology, Ethics and Mind

This online MSc in Epistemology, Ethics and Mind at The University of Edinburgh is a unique programme which provides a thorough grounding in contemporary philosophy, with a particular emphasis on those core research areas where Edinburgh has particular strengths: epistemology, ethics, and philosophy of mind and cognitive science.

College of Humanities & Social Science
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.

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. 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.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.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.Res. Philosophy

The MRes degree is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It is aimed at those with an academic background in Philosophy who wish to move beyond undergraduate work and to engage in research for a postgraduate thesis, but who also wish to enhance their research by undertaking module-based study. 

Department of Philosophy
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. 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 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. Philosophy

This uniquely flexible programme offers postgraduate teaching in central aspects of Western philosophy in the broadly analytic tradition. The Philosophy programme is delivered by Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics.

Postgraduate courses
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.

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

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).

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.

Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Postgraduate Diploma 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 an Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law 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.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. 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
M.St. 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
Postgraduate Certificate Philosophy

This Postgraduate Certificate in Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics is ideal if you want to develop a grounding in philosophy, but are not yet ready to commit to an MA. It is very well suited to people with busy schedules.

Postgraduate courses
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 joint masters programme offers a unique international and interlinguistic 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.

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. Philosophy, Politics and Economics

This course offers a balanced and integrated education across the PPE disciplines.  It is constructed around an interdisciplinary module on social decision making taught by staff from all three of York's internationally excellent PPE departments. 

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. 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

Our Global Ethics and Human Values MA is the most wide-ranging and philosophical course 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.

Dickson Poon School of Law
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
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.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.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. 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

On this MA, you’ll gain an advanced general grounding in philosophy, forming a good basis for further research. The Philosophy programme is offered at University of Sussex.

School of History, Art History and Philosophy
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.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.

M.Sc. Global Ethics

This flexible Global Ethics programme from University of Birmingham offers a range of modules in the field of ethics, in addition to the opportunity to participate in a research seminar or undertake a placement with an NGO or the equivalent. The programme is designed to accommodate those wishing to study part-time around other commitments.

Department of Philosophy
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.A. Philosophy and Religion

The MA Philosophy and Religion degree offered by Heythrop College, University of London explores the dynamics of the constant interplay between philosophical and theological issues, and the consequences which flow from this for practical living. It incorporates reflection on religion from both philosophical and theological perspectives and addresses questions such as religious fulfilment and ethical motivation as raised in the classical Christian tradition and in modern analysis.

Philosophy