Candidates applying for the Postgraduate Diploma in Philosophy should normally have a BA Honours degree with at least Second Class Honours Grade 2 in Philosophy or its equivalent. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Months of entry
This PG Diploma relates discourses and developments in the history in Western philosophy up to the 21st century. It thus aims at carrying out a serious philosophical analysis of some of the underlying cultural themes and philosophical presuppositions of Western self understanding and contemporary society.
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 21st century. The PG Diploma in Philosophy is taken by examination (100% continuous assessment) only.
Information for international students
Minimum English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score; TOEFL (Paper based test): 585; TOEFL (Internet based test): 95; PTE (Pearson): 62; Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850.
Fees and funding
For funding and research opportunities see here: Fees, funding & scholarships
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Department of Philosophy