The Philosophy course from Keele University can be taken as an excellent foundation for doctoral (PhD) work, but also as part of personal or professional development. Modules are team-taught by various staff on the programme, which will expose you to different views on the nature of philosophical inquiry and will give you access to expertise in all main areas of philosophy.
The M.Res. (Master of Research) degree is a combined taught and research degree, in which you take an advanced taught module in ‘Metaphilosophy’ (the study of the nature of philosophical inquiry) which is jointly taught by various staff on the programme. You will write a dissertation (about 20,000 words) and also undergo research training, which is assessed by portfolio. The focus on metaphilosophy is unique to Keele, and makes for a fascinating course of study, since the various staff who will teach you have very different views about the nature of philosophical inquiry. This degree is ideal for students who want the freedom to write a dissertation on a topic of their choice, while also receiving the guidance expected from a taught masters.
This degree is an excellent foundation for doctoral (PhD) work, so some of our graduates will continue with a PhD at Keele or another university. The degree provides excellent preparation as part of personal and professional development, so graduates can pursue a variety of career paths, including teaching, IT, finance, property development, health or banking. Philosophy teaches transferrable skills directly and employers have realised the value of hiring Philosophy graduates, who can use their critical and analytic skills, rationality and reasonableness, comprehension, originality, and oral communication and debating skills.
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- Philosophy of the Social Sciences
- Individual Research Orientation in Philosophy
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics General Studies & Classics View 91 other Masters in General Studies & Classics in United Kingdom
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- Students should have a good degree, 2:2 minimum, from an awarding UK institution, or its equivalent. It is not necessary to hold the degree in philosophy.
- For students who fall short of this requirement, relevant work experience, or evidence of experience in the field, can be considered as an alternative.
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International16000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
National8000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK - FT £8,000 / PT £4,400
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.