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Philosophy (MA) (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-V7PM
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MA
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


Join the Philosophy MA at the University of Warwick. With research strengths across all main areas of Philosophy, you will discover an unusually broad and extensive range of modules for Master's level study.


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.


Core Modules

  • Research Methods

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

Teaching

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.

For taught components, there are typically 2 hours of teaching per module per week, with seminars ranging in size from 8-20.

Assessment

You will 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.


Minimum requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Philosophy or a related subject with a significant philosophical component

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

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 30% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.

Additional Course Costs

Scholarships

Each year the Department awards up to five full tuition scholarships to postgraduate students on MA/ MPhil programmes (including overseas students).

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.


Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: NPower; Oasis Academy; Teleperformance and the University of Warwick. They have pursued roles such as: further education teaching professionals; IT business analysts, architects and systems designers; library clerks and assistants and secondary education teaching professionals.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Identifying Your Skills, Strengths and Motivators for Philosophy Students
  • Thinking about Work Experience for Philosophy Students
  • Careers in the Public Sector
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.