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What do Warwick Philosophy MA graduates do?

In 2014/15, 86% of our Philosophy MA graduates who were available for work or study, gained employment or further study within six months of graduation (average figure
for the last 6 years of reporting). Statistics taken from Graduate Market Statistics data (GEMS 8.0)

Examples of Philosophy MA graduates’ job titles include:
  • Community Engagement Officer
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Operations Manager
  • Performance Staff
  • TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Teacher
  • Trainee Chartered Accountant
Companies and Organisations where Philosophy MA graduates work include:
  • National Museum Oxford
  • Ernst & Young
  • NHS
  • Natural History Museum
  • St Andrew’s Healthcare
  • Temptation Gifts
Further study destinations:

Of the Philosophy MA graduates who went on to further study, confirmed destinations for those who responded include University of Warwick, the University of New Mexico and Keele University.

Alumni profile

“I studied BA (Hons) Philosophy with Classical Civilisation from 2010-2013 at the University of Warwick. I stayed to study the MA Continental Philosophy in 2013-2014 because I knew that the department could support my research interest in the interplay between Ancient Greek Philosophy and 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy. Becoming involved in the postgraduate community was one of the best aspects of the course. Everyone was incredibly friendly and supportive, which made a great environment for discussing my work and ideas.

I was impressed by the range of rewarding opportunities available to postgraduate students; I worked on the editorial board of Pli, the Warwick Journal of Philosophy, and joined a research project that has hosted two international conferences. I am starting my PhD in Classics at the University of Edinburgh in September 2015, researching Nietzsche’s lectures on Pre-Socratic philosophy. My MA experience confirmed for me that I want to pursue an academic career and gave me a strong background in my area of interest."

- Bethany Parsons, MA Continental Philosophy (2014), BA (Hons) Philosophy with Classical Civilisation (2013)