Philosophy (Public Policy) 12 months Postgraduate Program By University of Liverpool |Top Universities
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Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Main Subject Area

PhilosophyMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Philosophy

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

You will learn how philosophical theory and analysis can be used to understand and shape public policy, scientific practice and as a force for social and political change.

Through your compulsory modules, you will be introduced to philosophical critiques of society, and of particularly important social institutions, such as science, thereby learning to better understand the world in which we live. You will develop the tools to apply knowledge for use in public life while gaining a solid foundation for postgraduate research in philosophy or the social sciences.

Through a series of optional modules, you will have access to a wide range of philosophical topics which will further enhance your studies and your personal perspective on social issues.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Understanding of current issues in metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, religion, ethics, and practical philosophy
  • Understanding of public policy and how policies are devised
  • Philosophical critiques of society and social institutions
  • Critical reading and critical thinking
  • Communication skills, both verbally and in writing, through open debates and written assessments
  • Practical experience of being part of a university research community
  • Key research and professional skills
  • Training in the forensic, dialectical and analytical tools that characterise good philosophical practice

Program overview

Main Subject

Philosophy

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

You will learn how philosophical theory and analysis can be used to understand and shape public policy, scientific practice and as a force for social and political change.

Through your compulsory modules, you will be introduced to philosophical critiques of society, and of particularly important social institutions, such as science, thereby learning to better understand the world in which we live. You will develop the tools to apply knowledge for use in public life while gaining a solid foundation for postgraduate research in philosophy or the social sciences.

Through a series of optional modules, you will have access to a wide range of philosophical topics which will further enhance your studies and your personal perspective on social issues.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Understanding of current issues in metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, religion, ethics, and practical philosophy
  • Understanding of public policy and how policies are devised
  • Philosophical critiques of society and social institutions
  • Critical reading and critical thinking
  • Communication skills, both verbally and in writing, through open debates and written assessments
  • Practical experience of being part of a university research community
  • Key research and professional skills
  • Training in the forensic, dialectical and analytical tools that characterise good philosophical practice

Admission requirements

12 Months
Sep

Tuition fee and scholarships

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