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MA Philosophy: Ethics and Society

MA Philosophy: Ethics and Society

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Full time | Streatham Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Ethics Philosophy Social Sciences

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

  • You’ll engage with cutting-edge research on topics such as economic growth, food, medicine, animal rights, slavery and the Holocaust as well as Wittgensteinian approaches to ethics and the social world
  • Learn from a diverse and dynamic team of academics with expertise from across the fields of Sociology, Anthropology and Philosophy and benefit from our lively and collaborative research culture
  • We will train you in a range of philosophical research methods preparing you to carry out your own independent research
  • Tailor the programme to your academic interests or career ambitions with a range of optional modules from across the fields of sociology and anthropology as well as philosophy
  • Gain key transferable skills in research, communication, self-management and group working which will be valued by employers within a range of professions as well as providing essential training for PhD study

Careers
Employer-valued skills

In addition to the specialist knowledge you will gain during your programme, you will also develop transferrable skills valued by employers such as:

Researching, analysing and assessing sources of information
Written and verbal communication skills
Managing and interpreting information
Developing ideas and arguments

Career support

The College's Employability Officer works with our central?Career Zone?team to give you access to a wealth of business contacts, support and training, as well as the opportunity to meet potential employers at our regular Careers Fairs.

Modules

This module will provide you with an introduction to the different methods pursued in philosophical research. It will also introduce you to the distinctive character of philosophical research at Exeter, especially its interdisciplinarity. Typical methods covered might include: conceptual analysis, naturalism, phenomenology, genealogy, experimental philosophy, historical, sociological and ethnographic approaches. You will learn to reflect critically on these different methods and explore their respective strengths and weaknesses. The module will equip you with a range of different tools for approaching philosophical questions and provide an excellent grounding for further research in philosophy.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

10,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

20,500

Entry requirements

We are looking for graduates with a 2:1 or above in their first degree. While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you have a 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.

University information

The University of Exeter is a global university and a member of the leading research-oriented UK universities, The Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of its 27,000 students from over 150 countries, 5,600 of these are postgraduates, studying across the university’s three main...more

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