This degree gives you access to the very wide range of philosophical topics and expertise available in the Department. It's great preparation for Philosophy research, as well as an attractive postgraduate course.
You'd attend a main seminar every week and study six philosophical areas, drawn from the research interests of staff. There'll be a further three elective modules to study, involving regular graduate seminars and a lecture course, plus research and dissertation training.
Assessment for this programme is mostly by semester essay.
This 12-month programme consists of a number of one-semester taught modules, the two main seminar modules and a two-semester research skills module (which includes such transferable skills as logic/reasoning and presentation of papers), and a supervised dissertation over the summer. Students take two elective modules in the first semester and one in the second semester, or vice versa.
The department has an international reputation for its work in Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, and the Philosophy of Art.
Range of expertise
Our staff publish and lecture in a wide range of philosophical areas, including: Logic and Philosophy of Language; Metaphysics; Ancient Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind; Moral and Political Philosophy; Philosophy of Mathematics; Aesthetics; Buddhism and Indian Philosophy; Environmental Philosophy; Feminist Philosophy; Continental Philosophy; History of Philosophy and Literary Theory.
Our MA programmes include:
- MA Philosophy
- MA Philosophy as a Way of Life
- MA Art, Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions
- MA Metaphysics, Language and Mind.
The programme in Art, Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions was introduced recently and has close links with other University departments, as well as Liverpool's vibrant arts and culture community. The city has the highest density of art galleries and museums outside London.
We've also introduced a new MA in Metaphysics, Language and Mind. This gives you the opportunity to explore the key topics in analytical philosophy in depth.
Strong postgraduate community
As a postgraduate you'll study in an open, thriving and stimulating environment, with a flourishing Philosophy Colloquium and active weekly Graduate Seminar Group.
You'll find us in building 143 (map reference D3) on the Campus Map. This is a large eighteenth-century house near to the University Library with good accommodation for research students.
Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation.
Tuition fees (Home/EU)
The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows:
Fee for this course: £5,300
International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University.
International fee for this course: £12,200
Information on sources of funding may be obtained by visiting the University web pages or by contacting us using the form on this page. Please note that application deadlines may apply to scholarships.
Postgraduate Taught Student Awards
A range of awards, scholarships and bursaries are available for those undertaking postgraduate study at the University.
The University of Liverpool administers and participates in many scholarship schemes for international students. The majority of the scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit rather than hardship and students must normally hold an offer of a place on a course before they can apply.