Master of Arts (Coursework) (MA(Coursework)) in Philosophy Program By University of Otago |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    =194
  • QS Stars
    5+
  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(NZD) 44537-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Feb, Jul

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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.

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In the 150 years since, Otago has prided itself on being a research-led University with an international reputation for excellence. It is ranked 194 in the 2021/22 QS World University Rankings and in the top 100 in 15 subject areas.

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