You will study one core module and five optional modules before completing your 15,000 word dissertation.
You will study one core module:
Research Skills and Methods in Philosophy
This module provides an introduction to the methods of contemporary philosophy. Topics addressed typically include: critical thinking in philosophy, reading in philosophy, research skills, dissertation planning, and presenting philosophical arguments in written work. You will also participate in online sessions focused on generic research skills.
Assessment: Two 2,000-word essays
You will also choose five optional modules from a range which typically includes:
- Ethics and Global Ethics
- God, Freedom and the Meaning of Life
- Human Rights
- Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science
- Philosophy and Mental Health
- Topics in Global Justice
For more information, see our Philosophy postgraduate modules.
In addition to your taught modules, you will conduct a piece of independent research with the support of a
supervisor, culminating in a 15,000-word dissertation.
Please note that the optional module information listed on the website for this programme is intended to be indicative, and the availability of optional modules may vary from year to year. Where a module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you to make other choices.