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.

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155 Philosophy & Ethics Master's degrees in United Kingdom

LL.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
Preparation Course 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. Philosophy

The MA in Philosophy from 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
Preparation Course Foundation Programme in 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.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
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.

Postgrad.Dip. Postgraduate Diploma in Humanities

This diploma course, part of our postgraduate programme in the humanities, will suit anyone with appropriate entry qualifications who has a passion for the arts and is looking for an intellectual challenge. It is designed to allow you to tailor your qualification to a particular subject interest. At present our postgraduate diploma includes subject lines in English, history and philosophy.

MRes 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.

Master Philosophy

The Faculty of Education has a strong tradition of supervising doctoral students in a wide range of educational research areas. A number of students have gained prestigious awards in recent times, including the BELMAS best national thesis award.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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.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.A. European Philosophy

This specialist programme aims to provide you with a foundation in Modern European Philosophy from the late 18th Century to the present day, focussing on the European tradition (Leibniz, Hume, Ravaisson, Kant, Hegel and Nietzsche) as well as 20th Century and contemporary philosophers (Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, Foucault, Lyotard and Nancy), and on the major areas of contemporary philosophy such as phenomenology, post-structuralism and deconstruction.

MRes 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
LL.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

Aiming to develop original critical contributions to current debates, this programme explores central themes of contemporary ethics and social philosophy.

Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy
LL.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.A. Philosophy of Science

The Philosophy of Science programme at University of Leeds will allow you to explore the philosophical themes and ideas that lie behind modern science.

Faculty of Arts
MRes 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
Postgrad.Cert. 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 MA

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 individual sciences such as physics and biology. The Department builds on the tradition established by its founder, Karl Popper, and by prominent former members such as Imre Lakatos.

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
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.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 Ethics

The aim of the MA (Master of Arts) programme is to apply the skills and insights derived from philosophical ethics to major contemporary moral and social problems.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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

The Aesthetics and Art Theory MA is widely recognised as one of the most significant and innovative courses in its field and is now one of the most successful philosophy masters programmes in the country. Unlike most courses on art theory, this programme grounds its problems and concepts in the appropriate philosophical context.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Postgrad.Cert. 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.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. 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. 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 Law

The Philosophy and Law programme from University of Bristol is designed for students wishing to explore the connections between philosophy and law, but is weighted towards philosophy. Students combine their philosophical studies with an academic legal component from the LLM programme.

Faculty of Arts
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.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. 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
Master French & 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. Some of the most striking literary texts ever written are in French, French cinema is one of the world’s richest and Paris has long been the centre of the art world. French political and philosophical ideas have played a central role in creating our modern civilisation. As a large subject area, the French Section at Edinburgh can offer undergraduates a wide range of courses spanning from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century, including specialist options in literature, film and politics taught by leading specialists in their field.

College of Humanities & Social Science
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.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
Postgrad.Dip. 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 Computer 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)
Postgrad.Cert. 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.

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.A. Economics and Philosophy

This course is constructed around an inter-disciplinary module in social choice with contributions from the departments of economics, philosophy and politics. It allows students to explore inter-connections between normative economics and ethics at an advanced level.

M.Phil. Philosophical Studies

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
Postgrad.Dip. 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 from 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
Master Philosophy and Religion (MARes Distance Learning Programme)

This Philosophy and Religion (MARes Distance Learning Programme) 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 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
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 in our School of Philosophy and Art History.

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.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.

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