Cardiff University: Philosophy

InstitutionCardiff University View institution profile
Department School of English, Communication and Philosophy
Web https://www.cardiff.ac.uk
Study type Taught

Summary

This degree programme will develop your knowledge of philosophical issues and techniques, your independent and collaborative research skills, and your ability to communicate complex and controversial ideas in a professional manner.

Covering analytic, continental, and empirical varieties of philosophy, our MA Philosophy will provide you with an understanding of the breadth of the discipline, reflecting the full range of our internationally recognised research strengths. As a graduate of this programme, you will be experienced in addressing difficult questions creatively, critically, and collegially.

This degree programme will develop your knowledge of philosophical issues and techniques, your independent and collaborative research skills, and your ability to communicate complex and controversial ideas in a professional manner.

We will equip you with the skills to draw together and explore issues in epistemology, moral philosophy, and philosophy of mind, and to examine the interactions between them. You will benefit from small group teaching with an emphasis on peer-to-peer discussion, led by philosophers who are internationally recognised for their work in the module areas.

You will gain a solid foundation in the discipline and explore the varieties of philosophical argumentation, critical analysis, and writing styles, through analyses of landmark works in the history of philosophy. You will receive comprehensive training in key skills for a successful research career in academia or in other careers that involve comparable research projects.

The dissertation is an independent research project supported by regular supervision meetings and preceded by training in designing and completing this project. You will able to write your dissertation on any topic in philosophy that can be supervised by our staff.

Embedded in a strong and supportive research community, you will be encouraged to participate in our weekly Royal Institute of Philosophy visiting speaker programme, our postgraduate work-in-progress seminars, the annual Welsh Philosophy Conference at Gregynog Hall, and our reading groups, workshops, and conferences throughout the year.

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Cardiff University is an ambitious, innovative and vibrant university, ranked in the top 150 universities in the world. We are the only Russell Group University in Wales and are incredibly proud of our diverse community, with over 31,000 students enrolled, representing more than 100 countries.

Academic life at Cardiff University is challenging and rewarding, with our students being taught by leading academics in over 200 taught Masters’, diplomas and certificates across the University. We also offer a selection of part-time study postgraduate courses and standalone modules in a number of subject areas.

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