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Philosophy & Arts

In the tradition of St Patrick's Collage, philosophy has always has always been highly regarded in its own right, as well as being an important preparation for studying other disciplines.

The Diploma in Philosophy and Arts and the Higher Diploma in Philosophy have been designed by the Pontifical University to provide a rich introduction to the field and history of philosophy, while also introducing students into the kind of critical thinking that is beneficial for other disciplines.

Diploma in Philosophy and Arts

Students follow almost the same courses as students of the Higher Diploma, but the courses are assessed at module level 7. Students will be required to achieve a pass on the first year's courses before being admitted to the second year.

Entry requirements

Diploma in Philosophy and Arts

For admission to the course a pass grade is required in five subjects of the Leaving Certificate or its equivalent: three of these must be academic subjects in the Maynooth University matriculation syllabus.

Higher Diploma in Philosophy and Arts

The course is open to any student who satisfies the entry requirements, viz. a third level qualification in any subject or combination. Applicants must have completed an Honours or Ordinary Bachelor Degree.

Duration

2 years full-time

Further enquiries

St. Patrick's College
Maynooth
Co. Kildare
W23 TW77
+353 (0)1 708 3600
admissions@spcm.ie

Subjects taught

Year 1
PY 101 Introduction to Philosophy
PhilosophyEpistemology
The History of Ancient Philosophy
Classical Metaphysics
Fides et Ratio*
Mary through the Millennia
The Philosophy of Science and Nature
The History of Medieval Philosophy
Contemporary Metaphysics
Logical Reasoning and Critical Thinking
Phenomenology
The Philosophy of the Human Person II

PY 212
Academic and Personal Reflection II+

Year 2
PY 101 Introduction to Philosophy
Fides et Ratio*
The History of Modern Philosophy
Issues in Ethics
General Ethics
Mary through the Millennia
Logical Reasoning and Critical Thinking
The History of Contemporary Philosophy
The Philosophy of Religion
The Philosophy of the Human Person I
Academic and Personal Reflection II+
Atheism and Philosophy
The Cinema of Transcendence (HDPA only)

Application date

Application Deadline: 12th July 2019

Late applications considered on a case by case basis

Enrolment and start dates

Course Start Date: September 2019

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