The Philosophy course offered by Durham University provides an ideal learning environment if you are interested in progressing to an MA in Philosophy, or simply want the opportunity to learn about philosophy.
Students in the Graduate Diploma course receive an average of eight timetabled contact hours per week over the course of the course. The contact hours come in the form of lectures, tutorials and seminars, depending on the four modules chosen by you. In addition, you are offered six hours of one-to-one dissertation supervision with an expert in your chosen research area.
Philosophical development involves not only familiarizing oneself with a body of knowledge but also acquiring skills in critical reasoning and argumentation. Thus, in addition to introducing you to key works in philosophy, the course offers many opportunities for dialogical interaction. Lecture sessions include time for questions, tutorials consist mainly of structured, critical dialogue in a supportive environment, and seminars provide opportunities for extended discussion. Dissertation supervision meetings give guidance on suitable reading, critical discussion of relevant sources, detailed advice on how to write a 12,000 word piece of research, and intensive critical engagement with the student’s philosophical position and argument.
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- Ethics and Values
- Knowledge and Reality
- Introduction to Logic
- Reading Philosophy
- History and Theory of Medicine
- Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science
- 9 months
- 18 months
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DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics View 186 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The entry requirements for this course have been designed to encourage applications from as wide a range of interested and able people as possible, including mature students, who may have been away from university for a long time, and international students.
- As an applicant for our Graduate Diploma, you will usually have achieved a 2.1 or equivalent in a previous degree but this is not a strict requirement and decisions are made on a case by case basis.
International13360 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13360 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
EU/EEA5685 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5685 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
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