University of St Andrews
History of Philosophy
A good Honours degree in philosophy or a cognate discipline.
Semester 1 - these two compulsory modules are taught in Stirling on Mondays. A coach will take you to and from Stirling without additional cost.
1. Current Issues in Philosophy 1: focuses on epistemology and ethics.
2. Research Methods: aims to foster the range of skills required for independent research in Philosophy. Students may choose to join a seminar group most related to their interests.
Semester 2: 1. Current Issues in Philosophy 2: examines philosophy of language and philosophy of mind.
Optional module: You will also have the opportunity to choose three modules from a selection of modules which focus on the history of philosophy. These module may include:
1. Classical Philosophy: topics in ancient metaphysics and ethics concentrating on selected readings from the works of Plato or Aristotle.
2. Justice: Ancient and Modern: introduces the main theories of justice in the Western philosophical tradition.
3. Kant: essential topics and concepts from the Kant's Doctrine of Virtue, part II of Metaphysics of Morals.
4. Moral and Political Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century: examines influential ethical and political ideas of the nineteenth century, based around works by one or more of Hegel, Mill and Nietzsche.
5. Origins and History of Analytic Philosophy: introduces the works of the founding philosophers of analytic tradition in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Political Philosophy: an examination of liberalism and its critics.
Optional modules are subject to change each year, and attendance may be limited (see the University's position on curriculum development).
If you wish to brush up on your knowledge of logic, or if you have limited prior experience in this area, there is also an optional weekly seminar, Basic Logic, throughout the year.
Dissertation: The final element of the MLitt is a 15,000 word dissertation. The dissertation should be on an area of Philosophy you are interested in; you will be encouraged to start considering a topic for the dissertation during Semester 2. Each student is supported through their dissertation by a relevant supervisor from the Department.
MLitt assessment: 9 months of ongoing coursework and a supervised 15,000-word dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MLitt||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (EU)||12 months|
|MLitt||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (England)||12 months|
|MLitt||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 16,250 per Year 1 (International)||12 months|
|MLitt||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||12 months|
|MLitt||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Scotland)||12 months|
|MLitt||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Wales)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of St Andrews||St Andrews||KY16 9AX||Scotland|