University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Philosophy as a Way of Life

The programme places ancient conceptions of philosophy as a way of life within contemporary analytical and continental environments. Its rationale is the recent resurgence of interest in such conceptions, and the associated concepts of, happiness and well-being. Students share the deeper understanding of philosophical practice in the context of a well-led life.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree; or equivalent in a relevant field. All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, qualifications accepted include GCSE English; A-level English language; IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component); TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: listening and writing 21, reading 22, speaking 23.

Course modules

Core modules: Research skills; main seminar 1; MA dissertation; optional modules: philosophy and spirituality; aesthetics; Indian philosophy; moral philosophy; themes in political philosophy; existentialism; Plato and Aristotle.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,300 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

Key information

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