Taught course

Philosophy

Institution
Durham University · Department of Philosophy
Qualifications
GradDip

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this programme have been designed to encourage applications from as wide a range of interested and able people as possible, including mature students, who may have been away from university for a long time, and international students. As an applicant for our Graduate Diploma, you will usually have achieved a 2.1 or equivalent in a previous degree but this is not a strict requirement and decisions are made on a case by case basis. English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.

Months of entry

October

Course content

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.

Course structure

The Diploma has two main components:

  1. Four undergraduate modules. At least two of these must be at Level 3 and no more than one should be at Level 1.
  2. A dissertation of 12,000 words (double module).

You can choose from a wide range of modules, which in the past have included:

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

Information for international students

English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
4600
International students
11000

Scholarships and funding

https://www.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate/finance/funding/

Qualification and course duration

GradDip

full time
9 months
part time
18 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation17 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Department of Philosophy
Email
philosophy.pgsec@durham.ac.uk
Phone
(0)191 334 6553