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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146 Philosophy & Ethics Master's degrees in United Kingdom

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
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.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
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. 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. 

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
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
MRes 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
MRes 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

This specialist programme aims to provide you with a foundation in modern european philosophy from the late 18th century to the present day, focusing on the European tradition (Leibniz, Hume, Ravaisson, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche and Bergson) 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
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
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. 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.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.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.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. Aesthetics

The MA in Aesthetics from the University of Southampton gives you the opportunity to study both the history of aesthetics and some of the most recent arguments by contemporary philosophers. Whether you are simply intending to build on your undergraduate studies or planning to pursue advanced research, this programme has been designed to meet your needs.

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. 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. 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
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
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. History and Philosophy of Science

This History and Philosophy of Science programme at the University of Leeds allows you to study the history and philosophy of science, technology and medicine from a range of perspectives to gain a wide range of knowledge and skills.

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

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
M.A. Philosophy

The Philosophy programme at the University of Leeds will allow you to study the key debates, trends and approaches in different areas of philosophy while improving your skills in research and critical analysis.

Faculty of Arts
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.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. 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.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.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. You will be taught by the internationally renowned members of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), with their wide range of philosophical and interdisciplinary expertise.

Master Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics

The University of Bristol has exceptional research strength in the fields of logic and the philosophy of mathematics. It is ranked by the Philosophical Gourmet Report as the strongest department in the UK for mathematical logic, the second strongest for philosophical logic, and the fourth strongest for philosophy of mathematics. The Philosophy department has strong links with the Mathematics department, and hosts the AHRC Foundations of Structuralism project which investigates the logical foundations of structuralist theories in mathematics and physics, and aims to integrate work done in each of these disciplines.

Faculty of Arts
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.Sc. Health Care Ethics and Law

The Health Care Ethics and Law programme from University of Bristol is one year full time and two years part time. Students with an interest in Ethics in Medicine can register for this degree and complete a project in Bioethics (this may include a legal component) supervised by the Centre for Ethics in Medicine.

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
M.A. German & Philosophy

German is the most widely spoken language in Western Europe and is becoming increasingly important as a business language in Eastern Europe.German history, science and culture have had a huge impact across the entire world, and graduate employers recognise the need for a broad cultural education alongside language skills.At the University of Edinburgh, you will explore this history and culture alongside the study of the German language.

College of Humanities & Social Science
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.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. 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.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.

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
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 of Religion and Ethics MA/Diploma

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? You will be taught by a vibrant community of philosophers, pursuing original research on a wide range of topics on which expert supervision is available.

Department of Philosophy
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. 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