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Program overview

Main Subject

Philosophy

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MA Philosophy at Durham University

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The MA Philosophy provides the freedom to explore philosophical traditions in depth and to understand their relevance to contemporary global issues.


Our MA in Philosophy provides the freedom to explore influential philosophical traditions in depth within a vibrant learning environment and to understand their relevance when applied, in particular, to contemporary global issues.


The course is taken over one year full-time and two years part-time and offers two core modules with the first, Philosophical Perspectives, introducing you to different philosophical methodologies, critical analysis and a range of definitions of philosophy and the second being an MA dissertation. Optional modules look at subjects as wide ranging as Fate & Free Will, Philosophy in Science & Medicine, Cultural Heritage and Ethics in the Business World.


You will be able to benefit from a wide range of activities in the lively department, such as the weekly reading groups organised by EIDOS, the postgraduate philosophy society, conferences and workshops and also a series of lectures given by the Royal Institute of Philosophy.


Further research towards PhD-level study is structured around stimulating research groups which cover areas such as Aesthetics, Ethics & Politics as well as Mind, Language, Metaphysics, Science, Medicine, The History of Philosophy and The History of Women in Philosophy.


We offer a friendly academic environment in which you will be given every opportunity to broaden your philosophical knowledge and understanding, including access to the world-leading research and teaching that has given us a reputation for excellence in the subject. As a postgraduate Philosophy student you will be fully immersed in an environment in which discussion and debate is actively encouraged.


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.


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

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Program overview

Main Subject

Philosophy

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MA Philosophy at Durham University

[email protected]


The MA Philosophy provides the freedom to explore philosophical traditions in depth and to understand their relevance to contemporary global issues.


Our MA in Philosophy provides the freedom to explore influential philosophical traditions in depth within a vibrant learning environment and to understand their relevance when applied, in particular, to contemporary global issues.


The course is taken over one year full-time and two years part-time and offers two core modules with the first, Philosophical Perspectives, introducing you to different philosophical methodologies, critical analysis and a range of definitions of philosophy and the second being an MA dissertation. Optional modules look at subjects as wide ranging as Fate & Free Will, Philosophy in Science & Medicine, Cultural Heritage and Ethics in the Business World.


You will be able to benefit from a wide range of activities in the lively department, such as the weekly reading groups organised by EIDOS, the postgraduate philosophy society, conferences and workshops and also a series of lectures given by the Royal Institute of Philosophy.


Further research towards PhD-level study is structured around stimulating research groups which cover areas such as Aesthetics, Ethics & Politics as well as Mind, Language, Metaphysics, Science, Medicine, The History of Philosophy and The History of Women in Philosophy.


We offer a friendly academic environment in which you will be given every opportunity to broaden your philosophical knowledge and understanding, including access to the world-leading research and teaching that has given us a reputation for excellence in the subject. As a postgraduate Philosophy student you will be fully immersed in an environment in which discussion and debate is actively encouraged.


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

1 Year
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.

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