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Course summary

Combining a thorough grounding in philosophy at postgraduate level with an exceptional range of options, the MA Philosophy offers a unique opportunity for advanced work in the subject. Whether you are intending to build on your undergraduate studies or planning to pursue advanced research, this programme has been designed to meet your needs. The range of specialised modules reflects the broad spectrum of research interests represented by our philosophers. Following core modules devoted to central philosophical issues, you can choose from the wide range of specialised modules, as well as write a dissertation on a topic of your choosing. This MA meets AHRC requirements to progress to MPhil/PhD research.

Modules

Visit our website for a full list of complusary and optional modules: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/philosophy/postgraduate/taught_courses/v500_ma_philosophy.page

Assessment method

You will be assessed through essays and presentations which allow us to assess and provide feedback on the development of your capacity to interpret, analyse and criticise the philosophical texts, problems and positions under debate. Not only this but you will also be assessed through a dissertation over the summer. The 20,000 word dissertation is a core element in establishing the acquisition of appropriate skills and the application of research techniques. Your supervisor will be available to provide regular and supportive advice, guidance and feedback on your progress.


Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in Philosophy or a relevant subject.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/fees/postgraduate.page

Sponsorship information

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Philosophy at University of Southampton - UCAS