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Studying this MA in Philosophy at The Open University UK will hone your ability to think clearly and logically, and develop your writing, research and analytical skills. You'll study texts from different periods and philosophical perspectives and you'll investigate contemporary debates on environmental aesthetics, consciousness, global justice, emotion, and morality in politics.

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Overview

Finally, you'll undertake a substantial piece of independent research, writing a dissertation on a topic of your choice. 

Key features of the Philosophy course from The Open University UK

  • Combines an in-depth study of philosophical texts and debates with a broad and diverse range of topics 
  • Examines texts by philosophers working at different times and from different perspectives 
  • Explores a variety of contemporary philosophical debates 
  • Develops valuable transferable skills that are highly prized in the workplace, including communication, problem-solving and self-management 
  • Excellent preparation for further study or research at doctoral level. 

Career relevance

This qualification will provide you with a respected qualification and valuable transferable skills such as critical thinking, research skills, time management, and problem-solving that are in demand in many areas of business, government and the media. If you are considering an academic career, the MA in Philosophy is ideal preparation for further study or research at doctoral level.

Programme Structure

The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5

Other requirements

General requirements

You must hold an honours degree to study for our MA in Philosophy course. Although your degree need not be in philosophy, you must have the basic skills expected of a graduate in that area. The foundation module will bring you up to date with the latest ideas and approaches, but does not offer remedial undergraduate training if your qualifications and/or experience are inadequate.

Before you enter the degree you must be able to:

  • write clear, concise, accurate prose
  • read large quantities of text quickly, accurately and critically
  • classify evidence precisely and assess its value and reliability
  • argue logically, consistently and sceptically
  • marshal various sorts of evidence to support a logical argument.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4860 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9720 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4860 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9720 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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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!

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