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Pursue your passion for Philosophy with the diverse MA Philosophy from one of the highest ranked Philosophy departments in the UK*.
Do we have free will? Is morality relative? Is time travel possible? Is global equality achievable? Can we justify religious belief? Can computers have consciousness? Philosophy is the systematic study of fundamental questions concerning the world and our existence in it.
Delve in to life’s big questions and explore the area of philosophy that interests you most through a wide range of specialist modules. These include: philosophy of mind and cognitive science; ethics, metaethics and global ethics; epistemology and metaphysics; philosophy of language; and philosophy of health and happiness.
Students on our MA Philosophy will be taught by a vibrant community of
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The programme allows for multi-disciplinary entry. You need an upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, preferably in Philosophy or another relevant subject, or a Joint Honours degree of which Philosophy or another relevant subject is a component.
If your undergraduate degree is in another subject, you are still very welcome to apply. We consider every application on its merits and we are happy to consider applicants with diverse academic backgrounds.
Lucy is studying for her Masters degree after a lengthy break from higher education. She is a single parent, and a native of the city of Birmingham.
Lucy is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/lucy-richmond/
Nicholas has a BSc in Biological Sciences which was obtained at the University of Birmingham. He is interested in both Science and Philosophy as tools for understanding and enhancing the well-being of conscious creatures. He also loves musical theatre.
Nicholas is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact him online with questions or read further about his experience at the University of Birmingham on his mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/n-valente/
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