Taught course

Philosophy

Institution
University of Birmingham · Department of Philosophy
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

The programme allows for multi-disciplinary entry. You need an upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in Philosophy or other relevant subjects (Theology, Politics, Psychology, English, etc.) or a Joint Honours degree of which Philosophy or another relevant subject is a component.

Months of entry

September

Course content

On this programme you will be able to choose from a variety of modules covering key areas in Philosophy. These include: philosophy of mind and cognitive science; ethics, metaethics and global ethics; epistemology and metaphysics; philosophy of language; philosophy of health and happiness; value of life. You will be taught by a vibrant community of philosophers, pursuing original research on a wide range of topics on which expert supervision is available. This programme can also be used as a route into PhD research.

You will take a core research skills module and then select five modules from a range of options offered by Philosophy (including the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics) and other departments.

Available modules within Philosophy include:

  • Epistemology
  • God, Freedom and the Meaning of Life
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Cognitive Science
  • Philosophy of Health and Happiness
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Value of Life
  • Research Seminar

You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,570 FT - £3,285 PT
International students
£14,850 FT

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Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005