Ethics and Social Philosophy (MA)
1 year (Full-time) / 2 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
Offers knowledge and expertise for further research, postgraduate vocational training, or entry on to a variety of professional career paths.
- Suitable either as preparation for further research in ethics and social philosophy or as a stand-alone postgraduate qualification.
- Teaching is by seminars and discussion.
- Specialist courses and dissertation supervision.
- Extensive library holdings of books, journals and electronic sources.
- Regular research seminars with visiting speakers, and additional postgraduate research seminars.
A one year full-time or two-years part-time course, the programme offers postgraduate teaching in ethics and social philosophy and emphasises the enhancement of skills relevant to advanced philosophical research.
Students are required to take four modules, each consisting of a weekly seminar for ten weeks, then to research and submit a dissertation of up to 15000 words on a topic of their own choosing (but subject to approval by the Board of Studies).
Full-time students take two modules per semester, part-time students take one. Modules are to be chosen from this list:
- Social and Political Philosophy
- Agency and Responsibility
- Epistemology and Ethics of Belief
- Philosophy of Mind
- European Philosophy
Each module is assessed by 4000 word essay. In each case, students are provided with feedback on a first draft of 3000 words.
- Analytic writing
- Discursive skills
Applicants from the United Kingdom will normally be expected to have a degree in Philosophy, either Single Honours or Joint Honours, at least at 2.1 level. Applicants with degrees in related disciplines may also be considered. Applicants from abroad should have an equivalent qualification or period of study.
Additional experience may, in appropriate cases, compensate for a degree result below 2.1. Applications from non-graduates eligible for entry under Cardiff University Regulations will also be considered.
Applicants will usually be asked to submit written work to be considered with their application.
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
International Full Time for 2013/14
International Part Time for 2013/14
Next intake: September each year
Name: ENCAP Postgraduate Office
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 4722