Taught course

Philosophy

Institution
University of Sheffield · Faculty of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You’ll need a first-class or 2:1 honours degree.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Course description

This general course explores key ideas in philosophy. You’ll develop your philosophical knowledge and understanding to a higher level. Our MA is designed to prepare students who wish to continue to a PhD as many do.

We also welcome anyone who just wants to learn more about philosophy, even if your first degree is in another subject.

Core modules

  • Dissertation

Other modules include

Research seminars in:

  • Political Philosophy
  • History of Philosophy
  • Morals and Other Values
  • Mind and Language
  • Metaphysics and Epistemology
  • Cognitive Studies

In addition, a range of lecture-based modules.

Teaching and assessment

You’ll learn through lectures, seminars and tutorials. You’ll write a long essay for each module and a dissertation.

If you’re going on to a PhD you may choose to write a PhD proposal.

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Joanne Renshaw
Email
j.renshaw@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 0587