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Masters Degrees in Philosophy

We have 265 Masters Degrees in Philosophy

What is a Masters in Philosophy?

  • Masters degrees in Philosophy involve advanced study of fundamental questions concerning existence, values, reason, mind, knowledge, language, and more.
  • Related postgraduate specialisms include Mental Philosophy, Social Philosophy and Philosophy of Science.
  • Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as Philosophy, Theology or Psychology.

Why study a Masters in Philosophy?

Develop Skills and Knowledge

Masters degrees allow you to deepen your understanding of a subject and develop new skills. For a Masters in Philosophy, this might include:

  • Advanced Philosophical Reasoning: Mastery of philosophical theories, concepts, and arguments, including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of complex ideas.
  • Communicating Complex Ideas: Skills in articulating, explaining and defending philosophical positions, both orally and in writing, to diverse audiences.
  • Research and Inquiry: Proficiency in undertaking self-directed research, formulating research questions, and engaging critically with philosophical literature.

Further Career Development

Completing a Masters degree could be beneficial for your career development. For some roles, a Masters degree is outright required—for others, it may instead lead to faster career progression or improve your career mobility. For more information, please visit our Masters employability guide.

After completing your Masters in Philosophy, a potential career option might be employment as a Philosophy Teacher. According to UK salary data from Glassdoor, a Philosophy Teacher earns an average of £35,083 per year, dependent on factors such as experience, employer and employment location.

Improve Employability

Completing a Masters degree may also improve your employability. According to the UK government's LEO Graduate and Postgraduate Outcomes survey, over 80% of Philosophy Masters students were in further education or employment three years after graduation.

What do prospective Philosophy Masters students think about study?

We host the Pulse postgraduate survey to understand the motivations, concerns and expectations of students just like you. For prospective Philosophy Masters students in 2023:

  • 67% were either positive or very positive about employment after graduation.
  • 64% preferred on campus learning, 19% preferred online/distance learning, and 18% preferred a blended approach.
  • 33% were interested in part-time study.
  • In order of popularity, the top three study motivations were:
    • Subject interest
    • Career progress
    • Challenge

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