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Philosophy - MA (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

This MA will enable you to study Philosophy at an advanced level, offering an extensive range of optional modules that give you the flexibility and the freedom to explore your own philosophical interests. The breadth and depth of research expertise in the Philosophy department means that we can offer you an unusually broad range of options for Master’s level study.

The Department has strengths across all core areas of analytic philosophy and continental philosophy, with particular strengths in: Philosophy of Mind and Psychology, Epistemology, Aesthetics, Moral and Political Philosophy, Post-Kantian Continental Philosophy, and 20th Century Continental Philosophy.

Related Degrees:

Core Module:

Optional Modules:

You’ll be expected to take at least one module from three different areas of Philosophy:

  • Theoretical Philosophy (including Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language or Logic)
  • Value Theory (modules covering topics in Ethics, Aesthetics, or Political Philosophy)
  • History of Philosophy

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


Taught modules followed by a 10,000 word dissertation. You will cover 6 modules - although your exact pathway will depend on your selection of optional modules as detailed above.


Submit assessed essays during the academic terms. You will also begin planning your dissertation and generally you will undertake your supervision sessions for this with your agreed supervisor during the summer term. As long as you pass your taught components, you will then focus on completion of your MA dissertation in the summer months of July and August.

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Capital Fortune Ltd and work in Universities.

They have progressed into roles such as:

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  • Junior Web Editor

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Part-time: 2 years

(September 2019 - September 2021)

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language Requirements

Band B

IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.

Department of Study


Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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Each year the Department awards five full tuition scholarships to postgraduate students on MA/MPhil programmes (at least one award for overseas students). For more information click here.

Additional Course Costs

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This information is applicable for 2019 entry.