What Will You Study

This is a flexible programme, which builds on its core modules by allowing you to choose from the full range of optional modules offered in the subject area and, where relevant, from across the Department. It is ideal for students preparing for a PhD in Philosophy, or simply seeking to deepen their understanding of the discipline. Optional modules are listed at the end of the taught courses in Philosophy. Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Core modules:

  • What is Philosophy? Methods, Aims, Debates
  • Theory and Method in Postgraduate Studies
  • Dissertation (20,000 words)

Optional Modules: For a complete list of optional modules please see our Departmental pages.