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Masters degrees in Social Philosophy explore the ethics of social behaviour and social institutions, attempting to work out what obligations (if any) the individual has to society as a whole.
Related subjects include Social & Political Philosophy, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, and Ethics & Social Philosophy. Entry requirements typically include a relevant undergraduate degree such as Philosophy, Politics or Social Science.
If you study a Masters in Social Philosophy, you’ll be challenged to explore the ethical dimensions of many kinds of social institution, determining their impact on individuals and society at large.
This could include building your understanding of the social contexts that govern political, legal, moral and cultural practice. For example, you may analyse the development of related theoretical frameworks such as human rights, gender equality and global justice.
Traditional careers include academia and publishing, along with roles in journalism and the media. Other careers may include jurisprudence or policy-making positions across a range of sectors.
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The MA in the Philosophy of Nature, Information and Technology explores the world as a world of communication. It brings together philosophy, the sciences, information theory, and technology studies to explore ideas and challenges facing us today and tomorrow. Read more
Master of Arts in the field of public policy with a concentration in philosophy and social policy The interdisciplinary MA Program in Philosophy and Social Policy offers students some specially-focused coursework in philosophy while helping them learn to apply insights from philosophy to problems of public policy. Read more
Taught by a team with national leading teaching quality metrics and nationally and internationally recognised research, the MSc Social Research combines the philosophical and methodological foundations for social research with advanced methods training. Read more
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In Philosophical Anthropology you study the philosophical significance of psychoanalytical hermeneutics as developed by Freud and followers (Lacan, Klein, et al.) Research focuses in particular on the phenomenological tradition (Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Deleuze and Butler). Read more
The MSc Philosophy and Public Policy provides a solid foundation in the conceptual and normative questions underlying public policy formulation. Read more