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  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months   Part-time: 24 months
  • Programme start: September 2019
  • Entry requirements: You will need a 2:1 Honours degree, or equivalent in a suitable subject; many subjects are acceptable here, including Philosophy, Law, Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences, and Mathematics.
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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. 

You attend attend a main seminar every week and study six philosophical areas, drawn from the research interests of staff. There are a further three elective modules to study, involving regular graduate seminars and a lecture course, as well as research and dissertation training.

Assessment for this programme is mostly by semester essay. 

This 12-month programme consists of a number of one-semester taught modules, the two main seminar modules (Religion, Ethics and Practical Philosophy and Metaphysics, Language and Mind) and a two-semester research skills module (which includes such transferable skills as logic/reasoning and presentation of papers), and a supervised dissertation over the summer. Students take two elective modules in the first semester and one in the second semester, or vice versa.

Why Philosophy?

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 hand-on in cultural institutions.

Experience the full breadth of our academics’ expertise

We are internationally renowned for our research in Philosophy of Art, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Continental Philosophy, 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 to the community.