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Why study with us

We investigate the complexity of our fast-changing world, examining topics reflecting our research strengths in moral philosophy, epistemology and the philosophy of mind and cognition.


Research with impact

We are ranked fourth for the impact on society of our research in Philosophy in the UK’s latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).


Social impact

We are committed to developing socially beneficial impact from our work. Among our latest projects is 'Changing attitudes to public discourse'.



87% of our master’s graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating (HESA 2016/17).

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I studied philosophy as an undergraduate student and always enjoyed the teaching style and the subjects we discussed. I knew when I completed my degree that I wasn’t ready to leave Cardiff and the amazing philosophy tutors there. The Philosophy MA is the best thing I’ve done.
Rachel Davies MA Philosophy

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Balancing and forging interaction between the Continental and Analytical traditions.

Philosophical edge

Embedded in a thriving and supportive research community with its postgraduate work-in-progress seminars, year-round reading groups, workshops and conferences, Philosophy postgraduates participate in the thought-provoking Royal Institute of Philosophy visiting speaker programme and an annual conference.

Centrally located

Study in the heart of our leafy city centre campus at the John Percival Building, with easy access to the University’s magnificent Special Collections and Archives in the adjacent Arts and Social Sciences Library.

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