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 in the Philosophy from Keele University 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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There are no fixed closing dates for the majority of our courses, however some courses may become full and close early.
DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics General Studies & Classics View 248 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics 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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International16800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16800 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8400 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK - PT £4,600
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The following scholarships may be targeted at specific countries, subjects and talent areas. In some cases you may be required to make an independent application, for others the scholarship will be awarded automatically.
- KEELE INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP (PGT)
Up to £5,000 based on undergraduate degree award.
- DEVELOPING COUNTRIES SCHOLARSHIP
£1,000 for students who are nationals of the least developed, low and lower middle-income countries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.