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Philosophy (Conversion) MSc

University of Glasgow

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

This Masters is designed for students who don't already have a Philosophy degree. It will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of analytic philosophy, including such core areas as metaphysics, ethics, social and political philosophy, the history of philosophy, philosophy of the mind and philosophy of mathematics and language. If you so wish, this Masters can provide you with a fast-track route into a PhD in Philosophy.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • If you want to do a PhD in Philosophy but don't already have a Philosophy degree, then the MSc (conversion) will allow you to apply straightaway for the PhD.
  • MLitt students will be embedded in a vibrant philosophical research community. Glasgow hosts the interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience bringing together philosophers and scientists to work on the nature of the mind. The Centre has philosophy specialists not only in perceptual experience but also virtual reality, emotions and hedonics. Philosophy also hosts the research group COGITO, which undertakes work in contemporary analytic epistemology—especially social epistemology and virtue epistemology—and has one of the world’s largest concentrations of specialists in these areas; and also the Forum for Quine and the History of Analytic Philosophy, which builds on our local expertise and research links with other UK universities.
  • Philosophy at the University has an illustrious history of original thinkers going against the grain of orthodoxy. Its past professors include such giants of empiricism as Adam Smith and Thomas Reid.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Philosophy students at Glasgow receive rigorous and personalised training in problem solving skills, writing skills, presentation and research skills. All these skills are widely applicable and recognised to be exceptionally valuable in a wide range of careers, including journalism, teaching, the Civil Service, local government, business, publishing, law, and the arts.

You will also be well equipped to carry onto a further degree in philosophy such as the PhD.

Application deadline

29 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,350per year

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

University information

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    16th

  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 51 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    164 79%

    11th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    11th

    22
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    18th

    30

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