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Philosophy Postgraduate Certificate

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Philosophy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This Postgraduate Certificate in Philosophy is ideal if you want to develop a grounding in philosophy, but are not yet ready to commit to an MA. It is very well suited to people with busy schedules.

You will study the central philosophical questions - in metaphysics, ethics, political philosophy and the theory of knowledge - and have the opportunity to delve deeper into more specific philosophical topics, based on your own interests. You will also develop your ability to write clearly, think critically and argue philosophically about some of the deepest questions in the Western philosophical tradition.

The programme provides you with the chance to engage in seminar discussions with your fellow students and the opportunity to study with leading philosophers in their fields.

TEACHING

Teaching may include formal lectures, seminars, and practical classes and tutorials. Formal lectures are used in most degree programmes to give an overview of a particular field of study. They aim to provide the stimulus and the starting point for deeper exploration of the subject during your own personal reading. Seminars give you the chance to explore a specific aspect of your subject in depth and to discuss and exchange ideas with fellow students. They typically require preparatory study.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates go in to careers in management, politics, recruitment and journalism. Possible professions include further/higher education lecturer, secondary school teacher, or Civil Service fast streamer. This degree can also be useful in becoming a local government officer, marketing executive, or recruitment consultant.

Modules

This module aims to introduce you to some of the most central areas of philosophy, particularly if you have had little to no previous exposure to the discipline within an academic context.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£2,940

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£5,340

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree (or equivalent), not necessarily in philosophy.

University information

Based in the heart of London, Birkbeck has established a reputation for providing its postgraduate students with an engaging, exciting learning experience, and positive feedback from its community of professional alumni is testimony to the university’s continued success. With a history that dates back almost 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London offers a unique learning experience which delivers a competitive program of nearly 300...more

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