The course equips you with the requisite skills in critical thinking and reflection, while familiarising you with the most current debates in contemporary philosophy.
What you'll study
This focus on the latest thinking will allow you to apply a philosophical mindset to tackle real issues happening in the world today. The philosophy department at NTU is a very open community. You will have lots of access to our expert and supportive staff throughout the progress of your course.
The course has been designed to offer graduate students a thorough grounding in the key intellectual traditions that have defined contemporary philosophy. Through this course you will enhance your level of understanding of the ideas, contexts and techniques required to philosophise in both academic and non-academic contexts.
You may pursue a wide variety of self-devised research studying, but not limited to, the work of Wittgenstein, Husserl, Heidegger, Foucault, Deleuze and Derrida and focus on how the latest thinking is applied to real-world issues.
The MA in Philosophy (by research) has been designed to offer graduate students a thorough grounding in the key intellectual traditions that have defined contemporary philosophy. Through this course you will enhance your level of understanding of the ideas, contexts and techniques required to philosophise in both academic and non-academic contexts.
You will consider fundamental issues which arise around the role and practical application of philosophy in the 20th Century. You will be trained to critically assess the relevance of these philosophical methodologies in the wider context of economic, social, institutional, cultural, technological and particularly political changes taking place within the world today.
Careers and employability
This Philosophy (by Research) from Nottingham Trent University is designed to not only enable you to enhance the base of your knowledge but to directly enhance your employability. Studying philosophy will help you to develop a broad range of transferable skills prized by employers. Studying philosophy encourages intellectual innovation, imagination and enterprise, and helps to cultivate the crucial philosophical skills for implementing research exercises: flexibility, project management, adaptability, independence, autonomous learning, creative and critical reasoning, and problem-solving.
It provides excellent preparation for undertaking a PhD, and gives you the freedom and support to shape your own work in the field of Philosophy.
Although this course does not offer a formal placement, it is vocationally focused and will help you to develop a broad range of transferable skills.
- Philosophical Approaches to the Humanities
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics View 191 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in United Kingdom
- A UK honours (minimum 2.2) degree in a relevant subject or equivalent.
- You will also need to write a 300-word outline of your proposed research area.
International14500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part-time UK/EU: £3,500
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