What Will You Study
This flexible programme allows you to pursue and develop your interests across the whole range of philosophy. It builds on a core module, which introduces you to central disciplinary skills and knowledge, with choice from a wide range of optional modules in the various sub-disciplines.
You will take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay. Your modules will be taught in groups, or by one-to-one supervision. The programme culminates in the writing of a 20,000-word dissertation in a subject area of your own choosing.
The flexibility of the programme means that it would suit your needs whether you intend to go on to a PhD, are stepping into philosophy from another discipline, or simply want to deepen your understanding of the subject to develop your career.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Independent Study Module
- Theory and Methods in Postgraduate Studies
- Seminar in Moral, Political, and Social Philosophy
- Philosophy of mental disorder
- Sources of Indian Religion and Philosophy
- Conflict, Culture and Toleration
- Feminist Philosophy
- The Imagination (Special Subject)
- Future generations
- Globalisation: Its Meanings, Causes and Consequences
Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time.
Entry requirements: 2:1 (UK Hons) degree or equivalent in a relevant background.
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/international-qualifications/
Relevant professional qualifications and experience will also be considered, please contact us for further information.
IELTS: Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 5.5
We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-requirements/requirements-p2/
Pre-sessional English language programmes available:
10 Week – Overall score of at least 5.5, with no individual element below 5.0
Assessment: Coursework and dissertation.Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
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- Diplomacy and International Law : LLM/MA
- Diplomacy and International Law (Distance Learning) : LLM
- Diplomacy and International Law (Distance Learning) : MA
- Diplomacy and International Relations (by Distance Learning) : MA
- Diplomacy and Religion : MA
- International Law and International Relations : LLM
- International Relations : MA
- International Relations : MRes
- International Relations : PhD
- Philosophy : MPhil/PhD
- Philosophy : PgCert
- Philosophy and Religion : MA
- Politics : MA
- Politics : PhD
- Politics and International Relations : PgCert
- Politics and Philosophy : MA
- Politics, Philosophy and Management : MSc
- Politics, Philosophy and Religion : MA
- Quaker Studies (distance learning) : PgCert
- Quakerism in the Modern World (distance learning) : MA
- Religion and Conflict : MA
- Religious Studies : MA
- Religious Studies : MPhil/PhD
- Religious Studies : PgCert
- Religious Studies (Distance Learning) : PgCert
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The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.
If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.
What are tuition fees for?
Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.
The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.
Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.
How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?
Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.
What support is available towards tuition fees?
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.