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This Philosophy course at University of Leeds will enable you to study the key debates, trends and approaches in different areas of contemporary philosophy whilst improving your skills in research and critical analysis.


If you have no prior philosophical training you’ll learn the many ways of doing philosophy and discover some of the most important debates in different areas.

If you have previously studied philosophy, you’ll have the opportunity to focus intensely on methods, problems, and issues that are new to you or which have piqued your interest in the past.

Core modules on this Philosophy course at University of Leeds will give you new tools to tackle topics and problems in philosophy from different angles whilst introducing you to the most important ideas and debates for understanding contemporary philosophy. You’ll have the chance to use your new skills to interrogate and evaluate highly practical problems in social philosophy and moral and political philosophy. You’ll also have the chance to use these skills to carry out new work on the deep issues about the nature of reality and our relationship to it in metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of logic, mind, language, and metaethics. You’ll also choose from a variety of modules specialising in the areas and topics that interest you most.

Career opportunities

This course will equip you with a range of in-depth subject knowledge, but it will allow you to develop high-level skills in research, analysis, interpretation and communication.

All of these qualities are valuable to a range of employers across sectors and industries, and we’re proud of our record in preparing postgraduates for their careers after graduation. They’ve gone into roles such as teaching, consultancy, business management, administration, accountancy, law, journalism and the civil service among others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analytic Philosophy 
  • Philosophy Dissertation
  • Topics in the Philosophy of Physics
  • Independent Study 
  • Religion, Politics and Society
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons). It is expected that students can demonstrate an interest in philosophy either via previous study or in their writing sample.
  • Our admissions team are experienced in considering a wide range of international qualifications. If you wish to discuss whether your qualifications will meet the necessary entry criteria, contact the School’s admissions team.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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