University of York

University of York

Philosophy

The programme provides a combination of taught core and option modules which aim to make you familiar with what is at the centre of contemporary debates. Additionally, in the 1st term, you will attend dissertation preparation seminars to enable you to write your dissertation proposal. Further support is given during the 2nd and 3rd 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. This course 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.

Entry requirements

Normally an upper second class honours or equivalent in an undergraduate Philosophy degree is required for admission to the MA in Philosophy. For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum University English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each of the four language components) or the equivalent are required.

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. 2 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; 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 2nd and 3rd terms and you will write your dissertation under the guidance of a supervisor. During your 3rd 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,760 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,760 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 16,290 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,760 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,760 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,760 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 8,145 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years

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