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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

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Course Summary

This degree gives you access to the very wide range of philosophical topics and expertise available in the Department. It's great preparation for Philosophy research, as well as an attractive postgraduate course. This 12-month programme consists of a number of one-semester taught modules, the two main seminar modules (Religion, Ethics and Practical Philosophy and Metaphysics, Language and Mind) and a two-semester research skills module (which includes such transferable skills as logic/reasoning and presentation of papers), and a supervised dissertation over the summer. This programme aims to equip students with the general and widely applicable analytical, argumentative and problem solving skills and abilities valued by employers. Some of our postgraduate students have gone on to a career in academic Philosophy, but a variety of careers are open to those obtaining postgraduate Philosophy degrees, including business, management, the law, the media, the arts, computing, the Civil Service and teaching.

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Full time | University of Liverpool | 1 year | SEP-19

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Full time


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This module introduces current issues in metaphysics, philosophy of language and philosophy of mind, as considered by academics who are actively engaged in researching them. The module serves both to introduce such issues to students with no previous detailed knowledge of the areas studied and to show how active researchers approach them. Thus it serves as both a research preparation module and a module for gaining and consolidating knowledge of these areas of philosophy.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will need a 2:1 Honours degree, or equivalent in a suitable subject; many subjects are acceptable here, Philosophy, Law, Politics, Sociology, Humanities, Science and Maths subjects.