This degree gives you access to the very wide range of philosophical topics and expertise available in the Department. It's an excellent preparation for research in philosophy, as well as being an attractive postgraduate course in itself.
The programme is specifically designed to equip students with the competence and understanding needed to pursue philosophical research, while also acquiring skills that are valued by a broad range of employers. Teaching is focussed on two main seminar modules, Religion, Ethics and Practical Philosophy and Metaphysics, Language and Mind. In addition, students choose three elective modules from across philosophy and the School of the Arts. All students write a dissertation—an extended piece of independent research conducted under the guidance of an academic expert. MA students are actively encouraged to participate in the research activities of the Department and to take advantage of our programme of world-renowned visiting speakers.
Be part of a city with a reputation for philosophical thought
With its impressive wealth of museum and galleries and its vibrant cultural scene, Liverpool is an ideal place to pursue a degree in aesthetic theory with opportunities to work hands-on in cultural institutions.
Experience the full breadth of our academics’ expertise
We are internationally renowned for our research in Philosophy of Art, Political Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Environmental Philosophy and History of Philosophy, as well as for collaborative and interdisciplinary research in creativity and technology.
We have a tradition of active engagement with the wider life of our city
The Department is home to a range of successful Knowledge Exchange and public engagement projects with cultural partners across Europe, placing it at the forefront of art-related research and its impact on the community.