|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
At least a Bachelor degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject
The programme allows for multi-disciplinary entry. You need an Honours degree, or equivalent, in Philosophy or other relevant subjects (Medicine, Psychology, English, etc.) or a Joint Honours degree of which Philosophy or another relevant subject is a component
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Upload documents in original language and translations. Take originals along when you go to study.
IELTS : Score 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band. Or Cambridge English(CAE): Advanced Minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.
Please note: TOEFL IBT test will not be accepted for September 2015 entry.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Two academic references (or if appropriate to the programme applied for, one could be from your employer).
You will explore the key issues in the fields of Philosophy of Religion and Ethics – for example: Are there shared human values? How do we negotiate different belief systems in pluralistic societies? Is there a conflict between science and religion? Do people with different religious views have the same morals? Is life without God meaningless? You will be taught by a vibrant community of philosophers, pursuing original research on a wide range of topics on which expert supervision is available
You will study six modules in total, three of which are core Philosophy modules:
Research Skills and Methods
God, Freedom and the Meaning of Life
Global Ethics or Bioethics
Your remaining three modules are optional, and can be chosen from within Philosophy, Theology and/or Religion. Modules available include:
Classical Problems in the Philosophy of Religion
Problems of Religious Diversity
Philosophy of Health and Happiness
Philosophy of Mind
Value of Life
MA students will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.
Over the past five years, over 93% of Philosophy postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Due to the transferable nature of their skills, Philosophy postgraduates traditionally enter a wide range of employment areas, from the Civil Service to finance.
Employers that graduates have gone on to work for include: Afrikids (child rights organisation);
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust; Muslim Scout Fellowship;
Rights and Humanity;
University of Birmingham;
and University of Edinburgh.