UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Philosophy of Education

This course enables students to explore further the relevance of ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of mind and epistemology to contemporary educational issues and to bring philosophical thinking to bear on their own educational concerns including professional practice. Students will gain a grounding in philosophical approaches, becoming part of a lively community of Master's and doctoral students from a wide range of backgrounds.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, preferably including some study of philosophy or a related subject. Experience of some form of educational work is desirable, but not essential.

Course modules

Core modules: Philosophy of education: values, aims and society; what is education. Options: Philosophy of education: knowledge, mind and understanding; theoretical foundations of educational ideas; understanding education research; rights and education.

Assessment methods

Assessment consists primarily of presentation by the tutor or another speaker, often reviewing a range of positions and arguments on a topic, and discussion, both as a whole class and in small groups, which is vital both to clarifying and being able to argue for your own position, and to understanding the positions and arguments of others. Assessment on the Philosophy MA modules is by means of a 5,000-word written essay.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,145 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 15,525 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
MA Variable - 4 years

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