Open University

Open University

Foundation Module in Philosophy (A850)

This course aims to equip students with postgraduate-level skills including critical analysis; argumentation and clarity of thought and expression. It's also designed to acquaint students with some contemporary debates in philosophy, around the theme of personhood. Students learn to recognise a philosophical problem, find and use resources (in libraries and electronically), read philosophical texts and present their arguments clearly in essays.

Entry requirements

To take this course, students must declare the MA in Philosophy (F30) (or another qualification towards which this course can count) as their qualification intention. Applicants should have an Honours degree or equivalent, ideally, but not necessarily, in philosophy.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Distance learning - 9 months

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Distance Learning

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