Master's in Philosophy (Taught)

The MPhil (Taught) is a two year part-time programme and consists of six taught modules (chosen from the list below) and a minor thesis 15,000 – 20,000 words. Students must take a research and methodology module or provide evidence of having completed training in research and methodology. The programme overall is worth 90 ECTS

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Introduction

The MPhil (Taught) is a two year part-time programme and consists of six taught modules (chosen from the list below) and a minor thesis 15,000 – 20,000 words. Students must take a research and methodology module or provide evidence of having completed training in research and methodology. The programme overall is worth 90 ECTS

Description

This programme is designed for students who wish to deepen their foundational knowledge and capacity in philosophical thought, within the Christian tradition. It is devised to facilitate students who may have other professional commitments, wether in professional or ministeriall life. Students who undertake this programme may need to take a bridging year to develop research skills, if they wish to continue to the doctoral programme.

Career Outcomes

  • Aside from an academic career in philosophy, philosophy graduates typically pursue careers in sales, marketing and related associate professionals, business, research and administrative professionals, and the finance sector.,

Course Structure

Candidates undertake two modules per semester, completing their six modules by the end of their third semester. Candidates devote their fourth semester to writing their thesis.

Overview of Postgraduate Modules

Cycle A

Code

Lecturer(s)

Title

Semester

Comment

PY401

DR Gaven Kerr

Philosophical Themes in Ancient and Medieval Thought: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics

1

PY 402

Dr Philip Gonzales

Perspectives on Selfhood

1

PY 403

DR Gaven Kerr

Mind and World

2

PY 404

DR Gaven Kerr

Philosophy, Science, Nature

2

PY 405

DR Philip Gonzales

Creation And Desire

2

Cycle B

PY 406

DR Gaven Kerr

Texts in Modern Philosophy

1

PY 408

DR Philip Gonzales

Political Theology

1

PY 407

DR Gaven Kerr

Themes from the Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas

2

PY 409

DR Philip Gonzales

Philosophy of God

2

Academic Life

PG 903

Corley

Research Seminar

Yearlong

Qualifier

PG 901

Various

Research Support

Yearlong

Qualifier

Application Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is an honours primary degree in which Philosophy comprises at least an equal joint honours component. Candidates should have obtained at least Second Class Honours, Grade I or equivalent overall. An interview will be part of the selection procedure. The Faculty of Philosophy will also consider applications from candidates whose primary degree is in a subject cognate with philosophy and which comprises a significant philosophical component as determined by the admission board of the Faculty. Candidates whose first language is not English will be required to satisfy the English language requirement of the Faculty of Philosophy. Candidates will normally be expected to register year by year on a continuous basis until they have completed their degree. Candidates wishing to suspend registration may do so only on the express permission of the Faculty.

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