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New Masters in Philosophy

17 April 2019

A new-look postgraduate degree opens for 2019 entry

The newly-devised postgraduate taught degree is now open for applications for the 2019/20 academic year.

Covering analytic, continental, and empirical varieties of philosophy, the Masters in Philosophy offers an understanding of the breadth of the discipline and reflects the full range of internationally recognised research strengths at Cardiff.

The new programme aims to develop knowledge of philosophical issues, key techniques and the ability to analyse texts of different kinds. Teaching is delivered by philosophers who are internationally recognised for their work in each module area, in informal, small group settings, encouraging full participation and discussion.

Students can expect to gain a solid foundation in the discipline and explore the varieties of philosophical argumentation, critical analysis, and writing styles, through analyses of current debates and of landmark works in the history of philosophy.

Head of Philosophy Professor Jonathan Webber, currently also serving as President of the British Society for Ethical Theory and the UK Sartre Society, said:

“We will equip you with the skills to draw together and explore issues across epistemology, moral philosophy, and philosophy of mind, and to examine the interactions between them. We aim to develop your philosophical knowledge and techniques and your ability to communicate complex and potentially controversial ideas creatively and with clarity, skills in high demand in careers across all sectors of the economy as well as in academia.”

Students on this degree programme will be encouraged to participate in the Royal Institute of Philosophy visiting speaker programme, postgraduate work-in-progress seminars, the annual Welsh Philosophy Conference at historic Gregynog Hall, and various regular reading groups, workshops, and conferences of our supportive research community.

Philosophy at Cardiff ranked 4th for the impact of its research on society in REF2014, the latest national research assessment exercise.

The MA in Philosophy is available both full-time and part-time, with online application including related scholarship information such as the University’s Master’s Excellence Scholarships.

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