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Philosophy MA

Course Description

On this programme you will study a wide range of topics including ethics, meta-ethics and global ethics; epistemology and On this programme you will be able to choose from a variety of modules overing key areas in Philosophy. These include: philosophy of mind and cognitive science; ethics, metaethics and global ethics; epistemology and metaphysics; philosophy of language; philosophy of health and happiness; value of life. You will be taught by a vibrant community of philosophers, pursuing original research on a wide range of topics on which expert supervision is available. This programme can also be used as a route into PhD research.

Course content

You will take a core research skills module and then select five modules from a range of options offered by Philosophy (including the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics) and other departments.

Available modules within Philosophy include:

- Epistemology
- God, Freedom and the Meaning of Life
- Metaphysics
- Philosophy of Cognitive Science
- Philosophy of Health and Happiness
- Philosophy of Language
- Philosophy of Mind
- Value of Life

You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.


The University of Birmingham has been ranked 8th in the UK and 60th in the world for post-qualification employability in the latest global survey of universities commissioned by the International Herald Tribune.

Your degree will provide excellent preparation for employment and this will be further enhanced by the employability skills training offered through the College of Arts and Law Graduate School.

Our Philosophy graduates develop a range of skills, including good articulation, precise analytical thought, and the ability to analyse and construct sounds arguments, which can be used in a variety of occupations. A snapshot of graduate destinations over a five-year period has identified a variety of career paths, from the civil service to finance. Historically, over 96% of our Philosophy students have been in employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open day (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Philosophy MA page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (eg, Philosophy, Theology, Politics, Psychology, English, etc)

Course Fees

£6,570 FT, £3,285 PT (UK/EU); £14,850 FT only (overseas)

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