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

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

146 Philosophy & Ethics Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. European Philosophy

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

Pre-Master Qualifying Programme in Social Sciences

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

Postgraduate Diploma Postgraduate Diploma in Systems Thinking in Practice

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

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

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

M.A. Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics

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

Faculty of Arts
M.A. 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
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. 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. 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 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. 

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

The Philosophy Masters at the 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, including such core areas as metaphysics, ethics, social and political philosophy, the history of philosophy, philosophy of the mind and philosophy of mathematics and language. 

College of Arts
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.A. Religion

Students can tap into our rich tradition of excellence in textual, theological and philosophical study while also gaining perspective on ways religion shapes and is shaped by the contemporary world. Attracting students from around the globe, the course offers an outstanding range of teaching, with the option to follow one of four pathways of study or to forge your own path.

Faculty of Arts & Humanities
M.Sc. Philosophy

The Philosophy M.Sc. at the 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.

College of Arts
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. 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
M.Res. Studies in Philosophy and Religion (MRes Distance Learning Programme)

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

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

Study 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
L.L.M. Medical Law and Ethics

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

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

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

Department of Classics and Ancient History
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.

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.

Postgraduate Certificate Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics

The Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics degree from the 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. 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.St. Philosophical Theology

The Master of Studies (MSt) in Philosophical Theology offers graduates in either philosophy or theology the opportunity to undertake advanced study in a field bridging the two disciplines. Teaching is provided jointly by members of both the Faculty of Philosophy and the Faculty of Theology and Religion.

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
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.Res. Art: Theory and Philosophy

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

Central Saint Martins
Postgraduate Certificate Philosophy with Children

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

M.A. Philosophy

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.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
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
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.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 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.Sc. Philosophy of Science

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

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
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. Philosophy

The MA in Philosophy at University of Southampton provides a grounding for advanced work in philosophy. It is designed to cater both for those with an interest in doing an MA for its own sake and for those intending to go on to pursue a PhD.

Humanities
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. History of Ideas

The Master's degree in the History of Ideas at Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics is concerned with excavating and understanding the lived reality of ideas. We consider how the study of the history of ideas can help us to interpret individual thinkers and their ideas and how these have shaped past societies.

Postgraduate courses
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

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 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. Philosophy and Contemporary Critical Theory

The Philosophy and Contemporary Critical 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 contemporary critical theory (based in literary or cultural studies departments), this programme grounds its problems and concepts in the appropriate philosophical context.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.Res. Philosophy

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

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

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

Department of Philosophy
M.A. Applied Global Ethics

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

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.Phil. Philosophy

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

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