MA in Philosophy
Online United Kingdom
Full time, Part time
GBP 7,080 *
Earliest start date
07 Oct 2023
* total cost
Studying this MA in Philosophy will hone your ability to think clearly and logically, and develop your writing, research and analytical skills. You'll study texts from different periods and philosophical perspectives, including works by Plato, Friedrich Nietzsche, Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt; and you'll investigate contemporary debates on environmental aesthetics, consciousness, global justice, emotion, and morality in politics. Finally, you'll undertake a substantial piece of independent research, writing a dissertation on a topic of your choice.
Key features of the course
- Combines an in-depth study of philosophical texts and debates with a broad and diverse range of topics
- Examines texts by philosophers working at different times and from different perspectives
- Explores a variety of contemporary philosophical debates
- Develops valuable transferable skills that are highly prized in the workplace, including communication, problem-solving and self-management
- Provides excellent preparation for further study or research at the doctoral level.
The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Cognitive skills
- Practical and professional skills
- Key skills
To gain the 180 credits you require for this qualification, you must study the modules in the order shown below and pass part 1 before progressing to part 2:
- MA Philosophy part 1 (A853)
- MA Philosophy part 2 (A854)
Please note that MA Philosophy part 2 (A854) is worth 120 credits. Module fees for postgraduate modules are based on the number of credits you study. Therefore the fee for this 120-credit postgraduate module will be double that for the 60-credit postgraduate module MA Philosophy part 1 (A853).
You should note that the University’s unique study rule applies to this qualification. This means that you must include at least 60 credits from OU modules that have not been counted in any other OU qualification that has previously been awarded to you.