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This one-year programme (two years part-time) provides an ideal academic environment for those who would like to study the subject at a higher level in preparation for a PhD or as a basis for future employment. Significant numbers of former students go on to further study. The programme includes research training and allows you to write a substantial dissertation on a topic you wish to pursue at PhD level

Course modules

All modules in List A: Dissertation, Philosophical Research Methods. Study and be assessed in modules to the value of 90 credits from Lists B, C and D. The module titles below are those offered in previous academic years. Not all the modules will necessarily be available every year. List B: Ancient Philosophers on Necessity, Fate and Free Will, Forms After Plato, Mind and Action, Philosophical Issues in Science and Medicine, Phenomenology and the Sciences of Mind, Current Issues in Aesthetics and Theory of Art, Current Issues in Metaphysics, Current Issues in Ethics, Philosophy and Religion, Gender Theory and Feminist Philosophy, Science and the Enlightenment, Ethics, Medicine and History, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Ethics of Cultural Heritage, Environmental Philosophy. List C: Candidates taking modules from List C must take both modules: BUSINESS ETHICS 1: Ethical Leadership, BUSINESS ETHICS 2: Society and Sustainability. List D: Candidates taking modules from List D must take both modules: Moral and Corporate Trust: Trust and Accountability, Moral and Corporate Trust: Trust and Business Ethics.

Assessment methods

Three topic modules, research methods module and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 15,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2017 GBP 8,700 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2017 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University DH1 3LG North East

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Department of Philosophy
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