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Full time & Part time September MA Full-time: 12 months | Part-time: 24 to 36 months

About the course

  • Expand your knowledge of philosophy
  • Deepen your philosophical skills
  • Increase your ability to shape lives, institutions, and society.

You will develop your own route through the MA in the areas that interest you most.

You'll be able to combine traditional areas such as ethics and metaphysics with emerging ideas, such as applied, environmental, and social philosophy.

Working with our research active academics on a range of taught modules you'll also produce a dissertation. This is an in-depth piece of original work developed with strong support and guidance from a member of staff.

Department strengths

These include:

  • Applied, Feminist and Social Philosophy
  • Metaphysics and Mind
  • Logic and Language
  • Philosophy of Science
  • History of Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Epistemology
  • Moral Philosophy


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Entry Requirements

BA: 2:1 in philosophy or related subject.

 Course Content

Where is University of Nottingham


Student Profile(s)

Charlotte Matheson

I have found my experience as a philosophy postgraduate student at Nottingham to be very positive. The Nottingham philosophy department has an excellent reputation for research.

Staff are knowledgeable, friendly and supportive, and take an interest in students' work. There are good research facilities for students, with access to library facilities, research training through the graduate school, and a dedicated postgraduate research room. The latter not only provides working space with desks and computers, but also a place for postgraduates to interact and discuss ideas.

As an international student, I feel that the department welcomed me when I arrived, allaying any fears I had about travelling halfway around the world to study in Nottingham. There are many opportunities for students and staff to interact, including weekly postgraduate and staff seminars and a number of reading and discussion groups; postgraduates are actively encouraged to take part in these. Many PhD students are given the opportunity to lead undergraduate seminars. Not only have I found this to be rewarding in its own right, but it is also a useful source of teaching experience which will help my long-term career prospects. Overall, I would happily recommend Nottingham to anyone contemplating postgraduate study in philosophy.

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