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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

At Sussex, we encourage diverse approaches to philosophical thinking. Our Philosophy MA is interdisciplinary, allowing you to stretch your intellectual interests through our links with other departments.

Our research-led approach to teaching means you’ll study in a stimulating environment. The wide range of research interests within our Department include:

  • epistemology
  • Kant and post-Kantian philosophy
  • continental philosophy
  • the Marxist tradition
  • social and political theory
  • the philosophy of language, logic, mind, aesthetics, and fiction.

You’ll also enjoy freedom in your choice of modules and specialisation, with innovative modules in both the analytic and continental traditions of philosophy. You have the opportunity to improve your oral skills by presenting your work. You’ll gain sophisticated philosophical skills that will benefit you in many future careers. You will be able to think critically, analyse complex texts, produce rational arguments and write in a philosophically compelling way.

You also gain an excellent preparation in research skills, should you go on to further study, and our weekly Philosophy Society provides an opportunity to hear leading thinkers speak about their research.

CAREERS

Our graduates are well prepared for careers in:

  • arts administration and management
  • business, investment and banking
  • charities and non-governmental organisations
  • HR, recruitment and management consultancy
  • IT, journalism and publishing
  • law, local government and the Civil Service
  • the media, sales and advertising
  • NHS management and social services
  • teaching and university lecturing.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,500per year

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 Sussex

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Students will join a welcoming community of academics and students from more than 140 countries, with internationalism at the university’s heart.
Research at Sussex challenges conventional thinking, seeking inspiring and creative ways to understand and solve global issues.
Situated on the south coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 52 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    136 64%

    27th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    42nd

    22

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