Mind and Language (MA)
Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
-The independent Leiter report in philosophy now ranks our department in the top ten in Britain.
-It is a centre of excellence in research and teaching and especially strong in the areas of metaphysics, mind and language, and the arts.
-Most recent RAE rating was 5
-We are home to the major journal, Analysis, and staff members include editors of some of the world’s most renowned Philosophy titles, including Mind; Mind and Language; and Australasian Journal of Philosophy.
-We are also awarded an Excellent rating in the most recent Subject Review.
You will take three core modules in:
-Research Methods in Philosophy
-Either First-Person Thought or Identity or Perception
-Either Free Will and Action or Truth and Meaning
You will also be able to take a further module from a list covering a broad range of philosophical topics - reflecting the research interests of members of the Department - such as:
-Art and the Mind
-The Problem of Universals
-Please note that all module details are subject to change.
You will also complete a 10,000-15,000 word dissertation on a topic of your choice (subject to the approval of the Head of Department). This dissertation will account for a third of your MA and can be entirely tailored to reflect your interests and personal specialisms.
This course can be taken on a full-time basis over 1 year (September to September) or part-time over 2 years.
You will take 90 credits of compulsory modules and a further 30-credit module, before completing a 60-credit dissertation in your chosen specialism.