University of York

University of York


This MA will give you up-to-date knowledge of contemporary philosophy across a broad range of subjects and provides essential training for students considering going on to do a PhD. The MA in Philosophy provides a combination of taught core and option modules which aim to make you familiar with what is at the centre of contemporary debates.

Entry requirements

Applicants will require an upper 2nd Class Honours or equivalent in an undergraduate philosophy degree is required for admission to the MA in philosophy.

Course modules

Core module includes: topics in theoretical philosophy; topics in practical philosophy; postgraduate research skills seminar; dissertation preparation; the project essay; dissemination practice; the dissertation. Two optional modules which are planned: consciousness; creativity; evolution and ethics; free will and moral responsibility; German idealism: moral, legal and political philosophy; issues in normative ethics; ma project essay; philosophy and cognitive diversity; philosophy of action; philosophy of the emotions; philosophy of film; philosophy of Christianity; topics in Chinese philosophy.

Assessment methods

Support is given during the second and third terms and you will write your dissertation under the guidance of a supervisor. During your third term you and your peers will hold an in-house conference.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 15,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,320 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 7,840 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 323251