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Philosophy, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #287 (QS) Online
With Massey University's Postgraduate Diploma in Philosophy you can build on your undergraduate interests and develop your research and critical analysis skills.
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Overview

If you're fascinated by the big questions of what kind of beings we are, and how we interact with the world in which we live, then Massey University's Postgraduate Diploma in Philosophy is for you.

Learning outcomes

Philosophy isn't just about abstract thinking. With the Massey University's Postgraduate Diploma in Philosophy you'll develop highly applicable and useful skills. Studying philosophy develops your critical thinking skills: your ability to assess whether arguments are rationally compelling, and to make your arguments compelling to others. This skill is important in the workplace, and is consistently ranked by employers among the most desirable attributes in an employee.

It helps you in your day-to-day life too, such as when watching the news or reading stories on the internet. Through your study of philosophy you'll learn how to understand and evaluate what you read rather than just remembering

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophical Research
  • Advanced Study of Philosophical Topics
  • Advanced Study of Philosophical Texts
  • Advanced Philosophical Inquiry
  • Research Report 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Philosophy
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minor in Philosophy, followed by a Graduate Certificate in Arts endorsed in Philosophy
  • Bachelor’s degree, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Arts endorsed in Philosophy.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • National

    4324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4324 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Domestic students: 6609 NZD
  • Not available for international students

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