You will be taught by a vibrant community of philosophers, pursuing original research on a wide range of topics on which expert supervision is available. This programme can also be used as a route into PhD research.
At this Philosophy of Religion and Ethics programme at University of Birmingham you will study six taught modules in total, and complete a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of your choice.
Studying full time
You will spread your module work over the two teaching terms, ideally studying three modules in each term. However, this depends on your module choices and it is also possible to study two in one term and four in another. Most of the work for the MA dissertation takes place in the summer term.
Studying part time
If you do a part-time programme, you spread your modules over four teaching terms (autumn and spring of year one, and autumn and spring of year two). The MA dissertation will be completed in year two; again, most of this work takes place in the summer term.'
Birmingham's Philosophy postgraduates develop a range of skills that are highly desirable in the job market, including: articulacy; precise analytical thought; clarity; rigour in formulating complex problems; and the ability to analyse and construct sound arguments.
Over the past three years, over 91% of Philosophy postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Due to the transferable nature of their skills, Philosophy postgraduates traditionally enter a wide range of employment areas, from teaching and lecturing to social work. Employers that graduates have gone on to work for include: BBC; Friends of the Earth; Birmingham Children?s Hospital; Highways England; Ministry of Justice; and University of Birmingham.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Freedom and the Meaning of Life
- Ethics and Global Ethics
- God in Christian Philosophy
- Islamic Philosophy
- Philosophy of Health and Happiness
- Philosophy of Mind
Dr Will Davies
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics Religious Studies & Theology View 189 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in United Kingdom
- You will need an upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, preferably in Philosophy, Theology or another relevant subject (e.g. Sociology, English).
International19170 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19170 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU: £4,625 part-time
- UK/EU: £6,167 full-time; £3,083 part-time
- Overseas: £12,780 full-time
- Government-backed postgraduate loans are available to help UK and EU students to finance their studies. Loans are available of up to £10,906 for Masters by Research students and up to £25,700 for PhD students, in all subject areas.
- International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
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