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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • 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.


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.

Application deadline

01 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 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

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  • Campus address

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

Situated on the sunny South Coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The sector leading business school offers a complete understanding of management, owing to Sussex’s interest in policy and expertise in science and technology.
One of the most international universities in the UK, Sussex welcomes students to join its friendly community of 150+ nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 51 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    130 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%



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