Master of Arts (Coursework) (MA(Coursework)) in Philosophy Program By University of Otago |Top Universities
Subject Ranking

# 101-150QS Subject Rankings

Program Duration

18 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

46,318 NZDTuition Fee/year

Application Deadline

15 Nov, 2023Application Deadline

Program overview

Main Subject

Philosophy

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The skills and knowledge you gain from studying Philosophy will make you a better student in other subjects; they will also be invaluable in a wide variety of occupations because philosophy focuses less on what you believe and more on the quality of your reasons for believing it. By examining the reasons we have for the claims we make, philosophy develops your powers of argument, analysis, and critical reasoning. It will help you to express yourself more clearly and give you the abilities required to address complex and difficult problems. Philosophy provides a tool kit to critically engage with difficult and important questions. It seems that some actions are right and others are wrong but it is difficult to explain if this is because one produces better outcomes or the other respects humanity. It seems that some scientific claims are almost certainly true, but a crucial element of the success of science is its willingness to revise its claims in light of new evidence.

Program overview

Main Subject

Philosophy

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The skills and knowledge you gain from studying Philosophy will make you a better student in other subjects; they will also be invaluable in a wide variety of occupations because philosophy focuses less on what you believe and more on the quality of your reasons for believing it. By examining the reasons we have for the claims we make, philosophy develops your powers of argument, analysis, and critical reasoning. It will help you to express yourself more clearly and give you the abilities required to address complex and difficult problems. Philosophy provides a tool kit to critically engage with difficult and important questions. It seems that some actions are right and others are wrong but it is difficult to explain if this is because one produces better outcomes or the other respects humanity. It seems that some scientific claims are almost certainly true, but a crucial element of the success of science is its willingness to revise its claims in light of new evidence.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

176+
4+
90+
6.5+
58+

Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).

Every applicant must either:

  • be a graduate, or
  • have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme. Applicants must normally have achieved an average grade of at least B+ in the papers at the highest level in the programme.
15 Nov 2023
1.5 Years
Feb
Jul

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

8,651 NZD
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International Students

46,318 NZD
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