Taught course

Philosophy (MA)

Lancaster University · Philosophy

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This flexible programme allows you to pursue and develop your interests across the whole range of philosophy. It builds on a core module, which introduces you to central disciplinary skills and knowledge, with choice from a wide range of optional modules in the various sub-disciplines.

You will take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay. Your modules will be taught in groups, or by one-to-one supervision. The programme culminates in the writing of a 20,000-word dissertation in a subject area of your own choosing.

The flexibility of the programme means that it would suit your needs whether you intend to go on to a PhD, are stepping into philosophy from another discipline, or simply want to deepen your understanding of the subject to develop your career.

Information for international students

IELTS: Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 5.5

We consider tests from other providers, which can be found on our English language requirements page.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

PPR Admissions
+44 (0) 1524 594262