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Philosophy and Society, PgDip

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Full time | University of Aberdeen | 9 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

9 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Philosophy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The PgDip in Philosophy and Society is an interdisciplinary programme that enables students to explore the connections between philosophical thinking and real-world social problems and questions.

The PgDip in Philosophy and Society is the only Masters’ degree in the UK that focuses on practising and applying philosophy outside the university. As well as deepening your philosophical knowledge, you will learn to engage non-academic audiences and make an impact with philosophy through unique courses and placements – whatever your area of interest or intended career.

The PgDip in Philosophy and Society develops students' core philosophical skills of conceptual analysis, textual interpretation, argumentation, research, and writing, while giving them skills and opportunities to use and communicate philosophy publicly and impactfully. Each student will forge connections between philosophy and another area, such as science, politics, education, technology, or the arts, and will build links with other disciplines, organisations, and businesses with a view to their future research and career.

There are many opportunities at the University of Aberdeen to develop your knowledge, gain experience and build a competitive set of skills to enhance your employability. This is essential for your future career success. The Careers and Employability Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year – and beyond.

Modules

On this course, students will learn to identify and develop the non-academic impact of their philosophy research. They will learn a range of skills and techniques for engaging with the public, exchanging knowledge with organizations outside the university, and communicating their research to diverse audiences. Students will develop engagement and impact activities and develop links with outside organizations based on their own research interests, with guidance and training from academic staff and public engagement experts.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

6,270

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

14,070

Entry requirements

Candidates must normally have an Honours degree to at least 2.1 standard in an appropriate discipline or equivalent qualifications (normally a 3.0 GPA in North America).

University information

The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495 and is the 5th oldest university in the UK and the 3rd oldest university in Scotland. Since its founding, the university has been ‘Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others’ and it still holds this purpose. Students from all over the world study either on campus or online, and the university attracts the best international academics, researchers, and specialists in...more

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