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Philosophy of Religion

Maynooth University

12 months
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14000 EUR/year
6500 EUR/year
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About

This Philosophy of Religion programme at Maynooth University relates discourses and developments in the history in Western philosophy up to the 21st century.

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Overview

It thus aims at carrying out a serious philosophical analysis of some of the underlying cultural themes and philosophical presuppositions of Western self understanding and contemporary society. Building upon the strengths of critical thinking, systematic reflection, and historical awareness developed at undergraduate level, the Philosophy of Religion programme at Maynooth University allows the student to explore thematic concerns of philosophers in the Western tradition from medieval times to the 21st century. 

The MA degree (Mode I) in Philosophy is taken by examination (100% continuous assessment) and by minor thesis, the topic of which must be in the subject area of Philosophy of Religion and approved by the Head of the Department. The dissertation comprises a maximum of 15,000 words, and is assessed by the supervisor and the external examiner.

Career

Philosophy is not a qualification to do a particular job; rather it is a valuable component of general education. The expertise gained in Philosophy is of great value in many different careers. Philosophy is a good preparation for an academic career and for careers in journalism, law, radio, television and the media in general, and politics. Increasingly, philosophy graduates are being hired by large corporations, e.g. in roles such as management consultancy, as people who can approach problems from a new perspective. Philosophy graduates are valued for their quick intelligence, their ability to reason clearly and independently and their ability to take an overview on the problem or situation confronting them.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods in Phenomenology
  • The Early Philosophy of Edith Stein
  • Selected Problems in Medieval Philosophy
  • Philosophical Seminar
  • Reading Selected Texts in Renaissance Philosophy
  • Nietzsche and His Legacy
  • Reading Eriugena
  • Dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Candidates applying for MA Programmes in Philosophy should normally have a BA Honours degree with at least Second Class Honours Grade 1 in Philosophy or its equivalent. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Maynooth

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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