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GradDip Philosophy
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)
You will develop your skills of critical analysis in both speech and writing, precision and clarity in your self-expression and a much more nuanced appreciation of central philosophical questions.

- School considered in the world's top ten for "20th Century Continental Philosophy"
- Two streams to choose from: (i) General; (ii) Contemporary European.
- Students on General stream can take classes in contemporary European philosophy, analytic philosophy and ancient philosophy

Our Graduate Diploma in Philosophy programme is aimed at students who wish to deepen their knowledge of philosophy at graduate level. It provides a pathway to enter the associated MA programme. The School of Philosophy encourages our students to be critical philosophical thinkers with the ability to reflect on current philosophical debates, history of philosophical thought and add their own contribution. We aim to provide a learning environment that fosters collegiality and a pluralistic approach to the main areas of philosophy and encourages students to engage critically with questions. As the largest teaching and research centre in philosophy in Ireland, the programme benefits from many world-leading figures in philosophy that give invited seminars and conferences throughout the year. Small group seminars and participation in conferences and workshops are a key element of the programme design. As such, the programme uses key approaches to teaching such as philosophical debates, critical reflections, essays and paper presentations.

Programme Outcomes

Entry requirements

This programme is intended for students with a primary degree in Philosophy, or in another degree that has significant philosophical components; an upper second class honours, or international equivalent is required.

• Candidates with an upper second class honours in a postgraduate conversion course such as a Higher Diploma in Philosophy may be considered.

• Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Duration

1 year full-time.

Number of credits

60

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Philosophy graduates work in diverse fields including business, public-sector management, marketing and advertising, media and broadcasting, recruitment and human resources.
Graduates of UCD School of Philosophy have continued to have successful academic careers in Ireland, UK and the US. Others are prominent playwrights, journalists, human-rights activists, broadcasters, film-makers and musicians.

Related Programmes
MA Philosophy FT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Margaret Brady
Contact Number:+353 (0)1716 8186

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option

Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception
PHIL40250

Philosophy & Literature
PHIL40410

Philosophy of the Emotions
PHIL40430

Autonomy as a Philosophical Problem
PHIL40840

Consciousness, Agency & the Self
PHIL40970

Living Well: Aristotle's Ethics & Politics
PHIL41000

John Henry Newman – a philosophical prespective
PHIL41240

Feminist & Gender Theory
PHIL41280

Topics in Continental Philos
PHIL41320

Personal Identity in Early Modern Philosophy
PHIL41410

Comment

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The programme is suitable for those who have studied some philosophy as part of a university BA degree, and who would like the opportunity to continue their studies in a much more focused environment with like-minded peers and with more support from experienced staff.

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

Grad Dip Philosophy (W226)

Duration 1 Years

Attendance Full Time

Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Course fee

GradDip Philosophy (W226) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 5650
nonEU fee per year - € 12800

***Fees are subject to change
Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2019/2020 September

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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