Department of Philosophy | Graduate Diploma (GDip) Philosophy 9 months Postgraduate Program By Durham University |Top Universities
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Program overview

Main Subject

Philosophy

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Graduate Diploma (GDip) Philosophy at Durham University

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The Graduate Diploma in Philosophy enables you to pursue your ambition to study philosophy, be it to progress to an MA or to feed a desire to understand more about the study of knowledge and existence and the contribution it has made to society for millennia.


The course is offered over 9-months full-time or 18-months part-time and does not require any formal background in Philosophy as an academic discipline. You will select four optional modules, ranging in content from Ethics & Values to the History & Theory of Medicine and from Ancient Philosophies to Twentieth-Century European Philosophy. You will also be required to produce a dissertation.


As a GDip student you will benefit from the wealth of activities in the Department, including joining EIDOS, the postgraduate Philosophy society, weekly research seminars and reading groups and occasional conferences, workshops and Royal Institute of Philosophy lectures.


We not only pride ourselves on our reputation for excellence in research and teaching but also in being able to offer a vibrant and supportive place of learning for our student community. We are at the forefront of teaching and research in Philosophy and how it may be applied to major issues that we face throughout the world.


Our intention for you as a GDip student is to develop the skills and knowledge that will enable you to make a positive contribution in global debates and policy that informs the lives that we all lead.


An MA in Philosophy at Durham University develops the skills and knowledge needed to carry out research at a higher PhD level or progress to a rewarding professional career position.


A Philosophy qualification fosters a creative and innovative approach to challenges and situations that is widely sought after by employers.


Such a degree enhances your intellectual, communication, organisational, interpersonal and research skills and graduates have found employment in teaching, law, journalism, business and politics, the charity sector and the civil service among other professions.


We maintain fruitful relationships with our alumni and organise annual events where there is the opportunity to meet them, find out about their career paths and learn from their experiences.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Program overview

Main Subject

Philosophy

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Graduate Diploma (GDip) Philosophy at Durham University

[email protected]


The Graduate Diploma in Philosophy enables you to pursue your ambition to study philosophy, be it to progress to an MA or to feed a desire to understand more about the study of knowledge and existence and the contribution it has made to society for millennia.


The course is offered over 9-months full-time or 18-months part-time and does not require any formal background in Philosophy as an academic discipline. You will select four optional modules, ranging in content from Ethics & Values to the History & Theory of Medicine and from Ancient Philosophies to Twentieth-Century European Philosophy. You will also be required to produce a dissertation.


As a GDip student you will benefit from the wealth of activities in the Department, including joining EIDOS, the postgraduate Philosophy society, weekly research seminars and reading groups and occasional conferences, workshops and Royal Institute of Philosophy lectures.


We not only pride ourselves on our reputation for excellence in research and teaching but also in being able to offer a vibrant and supportive place of learning for our student community. We are at the forefront of teaching and research in Philosophy and how it may be applied to major issues that we face throughout the world.


Our intention for you as a GDip student is to develop the skills and knowledge that will enable you to make a positive contribution in global debates and policy that informs the lives that we all lead.


An MA in Philosophy at Durham University develops the skills and knowledge needed to carry out research at a higher PhD level or progress to a rewarding professional career position.


A Philosophy qualification fosters a creative and innovative approach to challenges and situations that is widely sought after by employers.


Such a degree enhances your intellectual, communication, organisational, interpersonal and research skills and graduates have found employment in teaching, law, journalism, business and politics, the charity sector and the civil service among other professions.


We maintain fruitful relationships with our alumni and organise annual events where there is the opportunity to meet them, find out about their career paths and learn from their experiences.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

9 Months
Sep-2024

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

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