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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.


Award-winning staff

We regularly host Royal Institute of Philosophy branch events and lectures, opening up latest thinking from leading experts.


Social impact

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



95% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course (HESA data).


Philosophy (MA)

Full time, Part time

Explore intriguing and complex contemporary issues with philosophers internationally recognised for their work in a wide range of specialist areas.

Critical and Cultural Theory (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

Students on the PhD Critical and Cultural Theory receive supervision from academic staff with a long-standing commitment to excellence and diversity in research, who work at the forefront of pioneering research in critical and cultural theory.

English Literature (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

Make a substantial and innovative contribution to knowledge about, and understandings of, literature and culture.

Philosophy (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

Work with staff at the forefront of the discipline, to address traditional and new challenges in philosophy and its real-life applications.

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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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Dictionary definition of philosophy


Explore intriguing and complex contemporary issues with philosophers internationally recognised for their work in a wide range of specialist areas. Our rewarding MA programme will develop your knowledge of philosophical issues and techniques, with a focus on topics at the forefront of epistemology, moral philosophy, and philosophy of mind and cognition.

ENCAP students

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.

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Postgraduate research

Make your original contribution to knowledge in a thriving, internationally renowned research community. Our PhD offers a diverse range of research training plus the opportunity to gain teaching experience through our HEA-accredited ‘Learning to Teach’ programme.