Masters | Postgraduate Course - Philosophy MA Course Details within Nottingham Trent University

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UK/EU - Full Time £7,000, Part Time £3,500 - International - Full Time £14,500
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Philosophy MA

Study Details

1yr Full Time, 2yrs Part Time

Nottingham Trent University is home to a modern philosophy department which concentrates on contemporary aspects of Philosophy with particular strengths in 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Everyday Life, Film and Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion.

 The MA in Philosophy (by research) is one of only a few MA courses that offers an advanced research MA which concentrates on numerous European philosophers and philosophical methodologies. The course equips you with the requisite skills in critical thinking and reflection, while familiarising you with the most current debates in contemporary philosophy.

Module details

  • Philosophical Approaches to the Humanities: includes a focus on utilising different theoretical and research methodologies issues such as interpretation, hermeneutics, ethnography, ethics, positionality, phenomenological approaches to research, post-structuralism and critical theory. In addition, we aim to provide you with research skills for life-long learning which allows you to develop transferrable research skills such as researching with impact, researching in industry, funding and grant application, and researching in an international context.
  • Dissertation: The course is designed to equip you with the requisite skills in critical thinking and reflection while familiarising you with the most current debates in contemporary philosophy. You will be encouraged to achieve a specialised appreciation of traditional philosophical questions about justice, equality, ethics, power and knowledge, intercultural communication, and gender difference within the wider context of contemporary global issues and events. You can study a wide array of philosophical themes including, but not limited to, analytic philosophy, continental philosophy, philosophy of religion, practical ethics, philosophy of mind and philosophy and everyday life.

Entry Requirements

  • A UK honours (minimum 2.2) degree in a relevant subject or equivalent.
  • You will also need to write a 300-word outline of your proposed research area.
  • Please email us before applying if you need any advice.
  • Applications from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Student Destinations

This course is designed to not only enable you to enhance the base of your knowledge but to directly enhance your employability. Studying philosophy will help you to develop a broad range of transferable skills prized by employers. Studying philosophy encourages intellectual innovation, imagination and enterprise, and helps to cultivate the crucial philosophical skills for implementing research exercises: flexibility, project management, adaptability, independence, autonomous learning, creative and critical reasoning, and problem-solving.

It provides excellent preparation for undertaking a PhD, and gives you the freedom and support to shape your own work in the field of Philosophy.

Although this course does not offer a formal placement, it is vocationally focused and will help you to develop a broad range of transferable skills.


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