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Full time | Preston Campus | 1 year | SEP-23

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MA - Master of Arts

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Course Summary

Our research in philosophy covers a range of specialisms ranging from moral philosophy and values, metaphysics and the philosophy of science to global justice, research ethics and the philosophy of mental health.

There is a long history of philosophical research at the University, pre-dating the foundation of our Centre for Professional Ethics which is one of the oldest research-only ethics centres in Europe.

Who we are:

A small group of innovative philosophy researchers with a large international reach

We have a substantial research income of £2.3million in the 2021 REF period

Our expertise is in applied philosophy and interdisciplinary philosophy-based research

Our international impact includes the Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings which has been adopted by the European Commission as a mandatory reference document for research funded under the Horizon 2020 programme. This has been followed by other funders and adopters.

Our work is often applied and inter-disciplinary, focussing on contemporary issues in, for example, global justice, emerging technologies, and mental healthcare but rooted in mainstream research traditions in philosophy.

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Entry requirements

A recognised UK first degree, second class honours or above or equivalent qualification.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is an international, multi-campus university leading the way in contemporary postgraduate learning. A modern institution with nearly two centuries of educational heritage, UCLan was established in 1992 but can trace its roots all the way back to 1828. There are currently around 200 postgraduate courses on offer, designed to equip students with industry-ready skills and prepare them to excel in the...more