1. Introduction: The aim of this Masters course is to provide a foundation for advanced philosophical research.
2. Admission Requirements: Candidates will be in possession of a 2.1 degree or equivalent in philosophy. Applicants with a background in relevant and related studies will also be considered (for example politics, psychology, sociology, religious studies – courses which contain a significant philosophical component).
3. Course structure: The course incorporates both taught and research components. Students take six mandatory taught modules (10 ECTS each) and write a 15,000 word dissertation (30 ECTS). Dissertation will be submitted over the summer with the deadline of 31 August. Taught modules may change from one year to the next depending on staff availability.
The Trinity M.Phil. in Philosophy offers the foundation for advanced research in philosophy. Students are given in-depth courses in philosophical methodology, core areas of contemporary philosophy, the Anglo-American and Modern European traditions and the application of contemporary scholarship to key historical figures. Students will also write a dissertation on a topic of their choice in consultation with the course director and their supervisor.