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Philosophy (Postgraduate Diploma)

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Full time | Birkbeck, University of London | 1 year | 03-OCT-22

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Postgraduate Diploma

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Course Summary

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Philosophy is ideal if you want to develop your philosophical interests without undertaking a full Master's programme. On this course, you will take all of the same taught elements as you would for our MA Philosophy, but you are not required to undertake an independent research project (dissertation).

Our uniquely flexible programme, which may be studied in the evening or in the day, offers postgraduate teaching in central aspects of Western philosophy in the broadly analytic tradition. The curriculum is research-led, with specialist modules taught by leading figures in their fields, and with a consistent focus on the fostering of intellectual curiosity and the development of independent thinking.


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.


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.

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Entry requirements

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

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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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