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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155 Philosophy & Ethics Master's degrees in United Kingdom

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.

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
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.Sc. Philosophy, Science and Religion

The Philosophy, Science and Religion online programme offered by the University of Edinburgh allows you to study for a graduate degree at one of the world’s most prestigious universities, at a pace that suits you and fits around your ongoing work and personal commitments. 

College of Humanities & Social Science
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. 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.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.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.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.A. History and Philosophy

History and Philosophy at Aberdeen is a great combination to add to your study of all aspects of human activity in the past with a fascinating exploration of how we as humans approach the ‘big questions’ of fundamental importance to us throughout the ages to the present day. 

College of Arts and Social Sciences
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.A. European Philosophy

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

M.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 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.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.Res. Philosophy

The University of Glasgow is home to a vibrant research community in philosophy; our staff are internationally recognized for their contributions to a wide range of debates in both practical and theoretical philosophy. Our research in recent Anglo-American philosophy and the philosophy of mind was recently commended as world leading.

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.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

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

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 the individual sciences. 

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
M.A. Philosophy

A degree 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.

Faculty of Arts & Humanities
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
Postgraduate Diploma Philosophy

The Postgraduate Diploma in Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics is ideal if you want to develop your philosophical interests without undertaking a full Master's programme. 

Postgraduate courses
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 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.A. Aesthetics and Art Theory

This MA is widely recognised as one of the most significant and innovative courses in its field. Unlike most courses on art theory, this programme grounds its problems and concepts in the appropriate philosophical context. It will prepare you for a wide range of careers in the arts, education and public policy – it is particularly highly regarded in the arts. 

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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. 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 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. 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. 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
M.Sc. Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Anthropology, economics, geography, political science, sociology – you already know what the social sciences are. But how do they work? What makes them special? There are clear senses in which they differ from some of the natural sciences, such as their extremely diverse set of methods and analytic techniques, but does this make the social sciences any less scientific or objective? 

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
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. 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
Postgraduate Diploma 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 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.Res. Philosophy (Part time)

The MRes Philosophy (Part Time) is a two-year taught programme tailored to developing your talents as an individual researcher, and building your relations with existing research staff and research groups in philosophy. In all areas of our distinctive research profile, we can offer supervision by established or emerging research leaders in the field.

School of Philosophy
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
M.Phil. Philosophy

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
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.Sc. Reproductive Medicine: Science and Ethics

The MSc in Reproductive Medicine: Science and Ethics offered by 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
MARes Philosophy and Religion

This Philosophy and Religion 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 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. 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.

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.

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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