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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Avenue Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Gain in-depth knowledge and develop your research interests on this MA philosophy degree. Whether you’re planning to take your research to a higher level, or want to build on your undergraduate studies, this UK course will meet your needs. You’ll study the central issues in philosophy, and follow your own interests through a range of optional modules.

Philosophy at the University of Southampton is renowned for its research excellence in areas such as aesthetics, normativity and the history of philosophy.

On this Philosophy MA you’ll gain a thorough training in research skills as you study key works of the discipline.

Compulsory topics cover ideas such as such as mind, knowledge and reality, and the philosophy of value.

You’ll also have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of options covering particular areas and philosophers, from Wittgenstein to classical Indian philosophy.

During your studies you’ll learn how to research, analyse, and present key transferable skills that will be invaluable to your future career.


Our Philosophy MA will help you develop analytical and problem-solving skills that are valued by a wide range of employers.

You’ll also be in a great position to continue your researches at MPhil or PhD level.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,000per 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 Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 8,200 EU and international students.
Southampton’s Students Union has over 40 cultural and international groups to connect international communities in a social setting.
Specialist careers support and paid year in employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 55 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    144 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%



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