Open University

Open University

Philosophy (foundation module, 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 will learn to recognise a philosophical problem, find and use resources (in libraries and electronically), read philosophical texts and present your arguments clearly in essays. They will also receive guidance on the use of libraries and aids to research such as bibliographic databases. There will also be opportunities to engage in online tuition and discussion.

Entry requirements

Students must be registered for the MA in humanities or for another qualification towards which it can count. You should have an Honours degree or equivalent, ideally, but not necessarily, in philosophy.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Distance learning - 10 months

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