The new Postgraduate Certificate in Philosophy is a part-time course in philosophy aimed at graduates. Taught over a series of two-day teaching weekends and supporting one-to-one supervisions, the course explores a range of philosophical topics, from Ancient Philosophy to Existentialism. The first unit examines the origins of our notions of truth and reality by exploring a key text from the ancient world. In the second unit, students will consider how these ideas developed in early modernity as scientific enquiry takes hold. In the third unit, students will grapple with Existentialism. Throughout, students will engage in one-to-one supervisions and will be asked to choose one element of the taught content to relate to a contemporary problem in modern life, such as Artificial Intelligence or post-truth politics. Students may use this course as a progression route to an MA or MPhil at University. Course delivery: We plan to deliver our postgraduate and MSt qualifications in-person in the academic year 2023-24. Please note that this will be reviewed in line with the latest public health guidance available at the time. If required, to ensure the health and safety of students, we may look to utilise alternative teaching formats and will contact students if we expect changes to the course delivery.
Applicants should hold a good undergraduate degree (2.1 or overseas equivalent) and would need to be competent in the English language, with an IELTS overall band of 7.5 (with no element lower than 7.0). International students: please visit ICE’s international students page, which covers visa information and language requirements for Postgraduate Certificates. English language proficiency must be demonstrated before admission to the course can be confirmed.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£4750||Year 1|
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