Philosophy MA

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  • Objectives
    The MA in Philosophy programme offers in-depth training and discussion in a range of topics in analytical philosophy and (if desired) political philosophy.
  • Entry requirements
    Our MA programmes are suitable both for those who intend to study for a PhD afterwards, and for those who simply want to spend an extra year widening their knowledge of philosophy and researching a particular topic in depth before going on to pursue a career outside academia.
  • Academic title
    Philosophy MA
  • Course description
    Module details

    The programme consists of seven course units, two of which (the Philosophy MA Seminar and Philosophical Methods) are compulsory, and a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words. Available course units may include metaphysics; epistemology; philosophy of social science; philosophy, religion & society; Russell; Wittgenstein; language & reality; ageing, autonomy & resources; normative analysis & moral reasoning; theories of rights; and justice & pluralism. All our MA course units are run specifically for postgraduate students.

    The dissertation is supervised by a member of staff with expertise in the relevant topic. Help with planning and preparing to write the dissertation is provided within the Philosophy MA Seminar.

    Career opportunities

    Successful graduates go into careers such as academia, the Civil Service, journalism, teaching, law, and wide range of related positions in both the public and private sectors.

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