Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

our qualification should be in philosophy or a related subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

At Sussex, we encourage diverse approaches to philosophical thinking. Our Philosophy MA is interdisciplinary, allowing you to stretch your intellectual interests through our links with other departments.

Our research-led approach to teaching means you’ll study in a stimulating environment. The wide range of research interests within our Department include:

  • epistemology
  • Kant and post-Kantian philosophy
  • continental philosophy
  • the Marxist tradition
  • social and political theory
  • the philosophy of language, logic, mind, aesthetics, and fiction.

You’ll also enjoy freedom in your choice of modules and specialisation, with innovative modules in both the analytic and continental traditions of philosophy. You have the opportunity to improve your oral skills by presenting your work. You’ll gain sophisticated philosophical skills that will benefit you in many future careers. You will be able to think critically, analyse complex texts, produce rational arguments and write in a philosophically compelling way.

You also gain an excellent preparation in research skills, should you go on to further study, and our weekly Philosophy Society provides an opportunity to hear leading thinkers speak about their research.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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