Taught course

Epistemology, Mind and Language (MLitt)

Institution
University of St Andrews · Philosophy Department
Qualifications
MLittPGDipMPhil

Entry requirements

A good first degree in philosophy: a UK upper second class honours degree or its equivalent (or the equivalent level of pass in the SASP Conversion Diploma).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in Epistemology, Mind and Language is a one year taught postgraduate programme run by the St Andrews and Stirling Graduate Programme in Philosophy (SASP), taught by staff from both the University of St Andrews and the University of Stirling. It focuses on topics within epistemology, the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language; with classes covering normativity, intentionality, representation, consciousness, rules, thought, and reason and rationality available.

Highlights

  • Philosophy at St Andrews was ranked top in Scotland and fifth in the UK in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014.
  • The St Andrews and Stirling Graduate Programme was ranked the third best Philosophy programme in the UK in the latest Philosophical Gourmet Report.
  • A range of modules are available with a specific focus on epistemology, the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language.
  • Supervisors at both St Andrews and Stirling are available to oversee the MLitt dissertation.

Teaching format

The MLitt degree requires two semesters of full-time (or four semesters part-time) coursework, normally equivalent to four modules. Each module has a minimum contact time of 12 hours. The modules are taught as small group discussion seminars, with an average size of four to eight students in each group. Additionally, there may be class trips where relevant to the taught modules.

The assessment for the taught modules is based on coursework including:

    • book reviews
    • annotated bibliographies
    • visual analysis and object analysis essays
    • reading journals
    • research papers.


Part-time studies

The MLitt in Epistemology, Mind and Language can also be taken as a part-time programme. Students will be expected to take three modules per year over two years, working on the dissertation over two summers. For more information about part time study, please contact the SASP secretary by emailing sasp@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Modules

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.

Contact information

Department of Philosophy
Edgecliffe
University of St Andrews
The Scores
St Andrews
KY16 9AR

Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2486
Email: philosophy@st-andrews.ac.uk

St Andrews and Stirling Graduate Programme in Philosophy (SASP)
For further information regarding the application process, please contact the SASP secretary:

Email: sasp@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2487

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,500
International students
EU: £8,500 Overseas: £17,600

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
21 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
sasp@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2487