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MSt in Ancient Philosophy

MSt in Ancient Philosophy

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    2
  • Degree MSt
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 9 months

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This one-year taught graduate course offers candidates training in ancient philosophy of the highest possible quality. It aims to provide a foundation on which a candidate can go on to pursue doctoral work in the area. Candidate will study two subject options, assessed by three 5,000-word essays, and will compose a thesis of 10,000 to 15,000 words. Teaching and learning normally consists of individual supervisions with members of the faculty during term-time, classes and lectures, and ongoing independent research. Candidate must choose two subject options and offer a thesis of 10,000-15,000 words. The first subject option must be chosen from the following list of undergraduate papers in ancient philosophy:         Plato: Republic         Plato on Knowledge, Language & Reality in the Theaetetus and Sophist         Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics         Aristotle on Nature, Life and Mind         Knowledge and Scepticism in Hellenistic Philosophy         Latin philosophy The second subject option consists of two classes, which change every year, and candidate must attend both classes. Assessment is by two 5,000-word essays in topics linked to the area covered in the two classes. Candidate may choose to write both essays on topics linked to one class or to write one essay on a topic linked to the first class and the other essay on a topic linked to the second. Candidate must also offer a thesis of 10,000 to 15,000 words on a topic they choose in consultation with the course co-ordinator and a prospective supervisor. Those without any (or with little) Ancient Greek to attend the language classes currently run by the Faculty of Classics - this will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Those with intermediate or advanced Greek may be asked to attend more advanced Ancient Greek classes, or classes in one of the modern languages especially important for research in ancient philosophy (eg French, German or Italian). If candidate pass the MSt in Ancient Philosophy, there will be an opportunity to apply to continue to the DPhil in Philosophy via a year as a Probationary Research Student.