Taught course

Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

Institution
Maynooth University · Department of Philosophy
Qualifications
MA(Phil)

Entry requirements

Overall Grade 2.2 (or equivalent) in UG degree in Philosophy or a cognate subject. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA offers students the opportunity to explore Western philosophical thought from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. It should appeal both to those who want an overview of the foundations of modern European thought, and to those with more specialized interests in Medieval and Renaissance studies, philosophy, or the history of ideas. Building upon the strengths of critical thinking, systematic reflection, and historical awareness developed at undergraduate level, the programme allows the student to explore thematic concerns of philosophers in the Western tradition from medieval times to the sixteenth century.

The MA degree (Mode I) in Philosophy is taken by examination (100% continuous assessment) and by minor thesis, the topic of which must be in the subjects of Medieval or Renaissance Philosophy and approved by the Head of the Department. The dissertation comprises a maximum of 15,000 words, and is assessed by the supervisor and the external examiner.

Information for international students

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants. Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850.

Fees and funding

International students
€13,000

For funding and scholarship opportunities see here: Fees, funding & scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MA(Phil)

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Philosophy
Email
philosophy.department@nuim.ie