Studying the MA in Philosophy will hone your ability to think clearly, reason logically, and develop your essay writing, research and analytical skills. You will put forward and evaluate arguments while exploring current debates and issues in social and political philosophy engaging with a wide range of fascinating philosophy texts and areas of contemporary philosophical enquiry. You'll begin by considering contemporary debates in philosophy on the theme of personhood, before examining issues such as citizenship, nationalism, and democracy. Finally, you'll undertake a substantial piece of independent enquiry with a dissertation on a topic of your choice.
Key features of the course
• Combines an in-depth study of philosophical texts and debates with a broad and diverse range of topics
• Examines texts by philosophers working at different times and from different perspectives
• Explores a variety of contemporary philosophical debates
• Develops valuable transferable skills that are highly prized in the workplace, including communication, problem-solving and self-management
• Excellent preparation for further study or research at doctoral level.
The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:
• Knowledge and understanding
• Cognitive skills
• Practical and professional skills
• Key skills