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Conversion in Philosophy (Graduate Diploma)

University of St Andrews

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  • Qualification

    Graduate Diploma

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    10 months

Course summary

The Conversion Diploma in Philosophy is for those who wish to pursue the study of philosophy at postgraduate level but have studied little or no philosophy in their undergraduate degree. It builds a firm foundation for those looking to undertake research in philosophy.

Course information

The Conversion in Philosophy Graduate Diploma is a one-year taught programme aimed at students who are interested in undertaking research in philosophy but have studied little or no philosophy at undergraduate level. Satisfactory performance on the Diploma may lead to entry to the MLitt Philosophy programme.

Highlights

  • The Stirling and St Andrews Graduate Programme was ranked the third-best Philosophy programme in the UK in the latest Philosophical Gourmet Report.
  • Students can choose from a number of optional modules in philosophy.
  • Philosophy at St Andrews was ranked top in Scotland and fifth in the UK in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014.
  • There are introductory seminars on “Ten Basic Concepts in Philosophy” and “How to Write a Philosophy Essay”.
  • There is also an optional (not for credit) module on Basic Logic for those who wish to brush up on their logic.

Teaching format

Conversion Diploma students take upper-level undergraduate modules but remain members of the large and vibrant postgraduate community at the universities of St Andrews and Stirling.

You are invited to all postgraduate events, such as the various postgraduate reading parties, and are strongly encouraged to get fully involved with the many and various seminars, workshops, talks, and reading groups.

You will be able to choose from a range of undergraduate modules in philosophy according to your own interests. At least one module must be selected from two compulsory modules designed to introduce students to key philosophical ideas and techniques. Students on the Conversion course do not write a dissertation.

Application deadline

11 August 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 20,370overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of St Andrews

  • University League Table

    3rd

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 52 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    202 95%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    26th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    5th

    5

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