Philosophy of Religion

This MA relates to discourses and developments in the history in Western philosophy up to the 21st century. It aims at carrying out a philosophical analysis of some of the underlying cultural themes and philosophical presuppositions of Western self understanding and contemporary society.

Entry requirements

Overall Grade 2.2 (or equivalent) in BA Honours degree in Philosophy or a related subject. IELTS level 6.5 ability in English language required.


MHV54 1 year Full-time
MHV55 2 years Part-time

Careers or further progression

Philosophy graduates are valued in the workplace for their quick intelligence, their ability to reason clearly and independently and their ability to take an overview on the problem or situation confronting them.

Further enquiries

Contact us about this course
Programme Director: Dr Michael W Dunne
Postgraduate Coordinator Dr Mette Lebech
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3661 / 3718
Fax: +353 (0)1 708 4525
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Subjects taught

Course Structure
Modules include the natural law: contemporary conversations; Nietzsche and his legacy, new politics in the Renaissancereading medieval philosophy and philosophical seminars and research dissertation.


The Philosophy Department's particular strengths in the history of Philosophy and its expertise in the hermeneutical and phenomenological traditions provide an excellent supportive environment for postgraduate student research in Philosophy. Most philosophical traditions and themes are present in the curriculum including: Medieval, Renaissance, Modern, and Contemporary Continental approaches.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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