University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield


This general course explores key ideas in philosophy. You�ll develop your philosophical knowledge and understanding to a higher level. Our MA is designed to prepare students who wish to continue to a PhD as many do. We also welcome anyone who just wants to learn more about philosophy, even if your first degree is in another subject.

Entry requirements

Students need a first-class or a 2:1 honours degree. English language requirements: IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: dissertation. Other modules include: research seminars in: political philosophy; history of philosophy; morals and other values; mind and language; metaphysics and epistemology; cognitive studies. And a range of lecture-based modules.

Assessment methods

Lectures, seminars and tutorials. You�ll write a long essay for each module and a dissertation. If you�re going on to a PhD you may choose to write a PhD proposal.

Sponsorship information

If you qualify, you may be able to get financial support through the University�s studentships and fee waivers, and the AHRC Block Grant Partnership.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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