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University of Leeds

12 months
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Philosophy tackles some of the deepest and most complex questions about humanity and our place in the world. During the Philosophy course at University of Leeds you'll study the key debates, trends and approaches in different areas of philosophy whilst improving your skills in research and critical analysis. 

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Core modules will give you an overview of different topics in analytic philosophy, from philosophy of mind, religion, language and science to epistemology, ethics, aesthetics and metaphysics. 

You’ll also choose from a variety of modules specialising in the areas and topics that interest you most.

You’ll be supported by active researchers in a stimulating environment based around our research centres, with access to library resources covering a broad variety of subjects. 

It’s an excellent opportunity to gain diverse skills for a wide range of careers, as well as further study.

Career opportunities 

This Philosophy course at University of Leeds  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


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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General requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a high 2:1 (Hons) in philosophy, single or joint-honours, or a degree scheme that includes significant philosphical content in subjects such as metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, metaethics, aesthetics, philosophy of language or mind. It is expected that students have a strong background in analytic philosophy.

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
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