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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.
BA: 2:1 in philosophy or related subject.
Studying at the University of Nottingham will grant you access to world-leading teaching and research, with impressive facilities to support your studies. By choosing to study with us you will become part of a diverse community of over 46,000 students from 150 countries. You will work with passionate academics from around the globe and may have the chance to study at one of our international campuses in China or Malaysia.
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.