Taught course

Philosophy

Institution
Durham University · Department of Philosophy
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A typical 2:1 classification or higher at undergraduate level or equivalent qualification with a substantial philosophy component.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This one-year course (two years part-time) provides an ideal academic environment for those who would like to study the subject at a higher level in preparation for a PhD or as a basis for future employment. Significant numbers of former students go on to further study. The course includes research training and allows you to write a substantial dissertation on a topic you wish to pursue at PhD level. Our staff members have expertise in a very wide range of areas, so there is considerable flexibility over choice of dissertation topic. Modules are taught via group seminars and one-to-one tutorials.

Course structure

Candidates shall study and be assessed in the following modules:

List A:

  • Dissertation
  • Philosophical Perspectives

Candidates shall also study and be assessed in modules to the value of 90 credits from Lists B, C and D. The module titles below are those offered in previous academic years. Not all the modules will necessarily be available every year.

List B:

  • Ancient Philosophers on Necessity, Fate and Free Will
  • Forms After Plato
  • Science and The Enlightenment
  • Philosophical Issues in Science and Medicine
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Current Issues in Metaphysics
  • Current Issues in Ethics
  • Gender Theory and Feminist Philosophy
  • Phenomenology and The Sciences of Mind
  • Current Issues in Aesthetics and Theory of Art
  • Ethics, Medicine and History
  • Mind and Action
  • Philosophy of The Social Sciences
  • Ethics of Cultural Heritage
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Research Ethics
  • Special Topic in Philosophy

List C:

Candidates taking modules from List C must take both modules:

  • Business Ethics 1: Ethical Leadership
  • Business Ethics 2: Society and Sustainability

List D:

Candidates taking modules from List D must take both modules:

  • Moral and Corporate Trust: Trust and Accountability
  • Moral and Corporate Trust: Trust and Business Ethics

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,750.00 per year
International students
£18,300.00 per year

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Department of Philosophy
Email
study@durham.ac.uk
Phone
(0) 191 334 1000