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What do Warwick Philosophy MA graduates do?

In 2013/14, over 85% 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 7.0)

Examples of Philosophy MA graduates’ job titles include:

  • Trainee Chartered Accountant, Ernst and Young
  • Teacher, Kaplan
  • Senior Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Academy of Opthalmology
  • Personal Administrator, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
  • Gateway Assessor, Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Database Maintenance, Locators Ltd
  • Staff writer, Prefix Magazine

Further study destinations:

Of the Philosophy MA graduates who went on to further study, the majority went on to undertake PhD/MPhil study in Philosophy at Warwick, but some students also went on to study for PhDs at University of Lancaster, 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)