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A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

The study of philosophy is a pursuit of wisdom. It involves a type of thinking that is comprehensive and critical, and seeks to answer questions of reason, understanding, knowledge, emotion, values, rationality and different beliefs. Philosophy education may be beneficial for careers in law, politics, civil service and journalism.

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Master in Liberal Arts

University of St. Thomas
Campus Part time 2 - 4 years Open Enrollment USA Houston

The Master in Liberal Arts degree at the University of St. Thomas is an interdisciplinary graduate degree that offers you choice, freedom and flexibility. [+]

The Master in Liberal Arts degree is an interdisciplinary graduate degree that offers you choice, freedom and flexibility. Choose from 18 different areas of study to customize a degree program that fits your interests and goals.

Choice – Freedom – FlexibilityThe 36-credit-hour Master in Liberal Arts (MLA) program appeals to a diverse group of students who seek professional advancement, admission into doctoral programs or personal enrichment. We offer conveniently scheduled classes. Enhance your degree through study abroad and internship opportunities.

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Master of Philosophy

Avondale College of Higher Education
Online Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 Australia Cooranbong Wahroonga + 1 more

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a complete, stand-alone degree that is an internationally recognised masters (by research) degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. [+]

Master of Philosophy Course Overview The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a complete, stand-alone degree that is an internationally recognised masters (by research) degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research. The course is unique in that it is delivered within Avondale’s Christian education framework. Students of the Master of Philosophy degree will develop critical thinking skills, ethical scholarship, and attitudes that are conducive to personal and collective involvement. Research specialisations can be in the areas of Education, Arts, Nursing, Ministry and Theology. Course Code 5002 Course Duration One to two years full-time Study Mode Distance education Accreditation The Master of Philosophy degree course is self-accredited by Avondale College of Higher Education within the terms of level 10 in the Australian Qualifications Framework. The course is nationally registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. Avondale offers the MPhil as a jointly conferred degree with Charles Sturt University, the Avondale degrees being held in high regard. Careers Graduates from this program are eligible to apply for entry to the PhD provided they meet the entry requirements. Please note also that graduates of an undergraduate Honours degree may already be eligible for doctoral studies, subject to the same entry and achievement requirements. A student may also be able to upgrade to a PhD course pending evaluation by a confirmation panel that the quality of the student’s work is of high enough standard and the research project has the capacity to be developed into a PhD study. [-]

MPhil in Conflict, Transformation and Management (Coursework)

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Campus Part time February 2017 South Africa Port Elizabeth

The programme has been designed to benefit civil servants, middle and top-level management, community leaders, development specialists, foreign service personnel, social practitioners, teachers and school administrators, police officers and all those who manage conflict as part of their daily routine. The programme draws on the vast experience of a range of top South African and international experts in the field. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Philosophy 2017. The programme has been designed to benefit civil servants, middle and top-level management, community leaders, development specialists, foreign service personnel, social practitioners, teachers and school administrators, police officers and all those who manage conflict as part of their daily routine. The programme draws on the vast experience of a range of top South African and international experts in the field. The programme’s depth is its core modules in approaches to the study of conflict, conflict processes, and conflict resolution and management techniques. Variety and specialization are built in through interdisciplinary elective modules in areas such as development and conflict, world conflict, conflict and regional integration and conflict in the workplace. These advanced studies combine distance education in short, intensive contact lecture blocks, opening up the programme to interested candidates irrespective of their geographical location. Once per semester, in March and August, students meet at the NMMU for two weeks of intensive orientation and tuition in the form of lectures and workshops. Course notes and listings of required readings guide students through the on-campus period and the three months of self-study that follow. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Any Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Candidates who have passed the examinations on the grounds that they will be awarded the relevant degree by the University or on the grounds that the required status may later be granted to them, or who have in any other manner (e.g. RPL) attained a level of competence, which in Senate’s opinion is adequate for the purpose of postgraduate studies or research at the required level, may be accepted as candidates for the relevant degree. Career fields Politician [-]

Master of Divinity

Naropa University
Campus Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 USA Boulder

The Master of Divinity degree at Naropa University is the professional applied Religious Studies degree designed to prepare you for pastoral work, chaplaincy, social service professions, and community engagement, using wisdom gleaned from Buddhist traditions. [+]

What if you could prepare your heart and soul to minister to others in a Buddhist-inspired environment? The Master of Divinity degree at Naropa University is the professional applied Religious Studies degree designed to prepare you for pastoral work, chaplaincy, social service professions, and community engagement, using wisdom gleaned from Buddhist traditions. Taught in Naropa's Buddhist-inspired context, the MDiv program will expose you to Buddhist teachings and contemplative practices while also emphasizing an interfaith approach to pastoral practice. (You don't need to be a practicing Buddhist to flourish in the program, but we encourage a strong interest and curiosity in Buddhism.) Applied learning in the program connects our students to professional disciplines and contexts. Students may elect to complete either a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) internship in healthcare settings, or to do Field Education in a variety of ministry, social service, and prison settings. These opportunities, based on your interests will give you the opportunity to integrate the intellectual, contemplative, and pastoral skills you have acquired in the program in a real-world context. By asking you to participate in the contemplative work of Tibetan Buddhism, you will ready yourself to be of service in the world, developing the awareness, courage, and compassion necessary to serve others, whether they need a celebrant or someone to ease their sorrow. After Naropa The Master of Divinity degree from Naropa allows you to serve as leaders, ministers, and teachers in a variety of pastoral contexts. We have graduates who are serving in healthcare settings and ministers in Buddhist temples as well as interfaith churches. Others have gone on to become professors; chaplains in hospitals and prisons; and leaders in nonprofit and other institutional settings. What Makes us Different? Naropa’s MDiv program emphasizes developing empathy, compassion and resilience within a contemplative context. The program offers a unique and broad whole person approach that will enhance personal and professional goals, whether they be healthcare chaplaincy, prison ministry, or social engagement. Our classes are small and interactive (typically below 20 students), allowing for a richly interactive learning environment, combining nontraditional, reflective elements such as intensive meditation retreats with relevant skill building such as pastoral caregiving and public speaking. Contemplative inquiry permeates our Religious Studies classes that include exploration of a variety of religious traditions including Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Biblical texts, and Jewish mysticism, . Unlike many larger institutions, we provide an atmosphere of open doors, easy access, and approachability a well as a rich culture with dozens of community events, speakers and performances. Degree Highlights Join your contemplative practice with everyday life through immersion in weekend meditation programs that occur every semester. Deepen your contemplative practice by attending a month-long meditation intensive. Take part in small-group Process Labs, which provide emotional and spiritual support throughout your MDiv journey. Choose a service-learning placement as either: A field education internship in a religious institution, NGO, prison or other social service agency; OR A Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) supervised internship in medical setting that provides on-call duty time as well as personal and theological reflection. Research and write an MDiv thesis that integrates contemplative principles with personal interests and chaplaincy skills. Faculty Our faculty are nationally and internationally renowned scholars and practitioners who challenge and inspire students in an intense yet supportive environment. Particular concentrations of academic strength in the MDiv faculty lie in the fields of pastoral care, comparative religion, and Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. In addition, as part of the school’s commitment to community engagement, faculty have also participated in chaplaincy and palliative care conferences as experts, as well as presented and published widely on mindfulness in education. Dedicated to academic excellence and innovation in contemplative pedagogy, Naropa University has a notable history of hiring rising scholars and welcoming progressive thinkers. Across multiple areas — experience, interest, ethnicity, or gender — the faculty is diverse, ensuring exposure to broad perspectives. MDiv Faculty create an environment of intellectual inquiry, interpersonal and intrapersonal discovery while also providing professional development. Faculty engage students through teaching styles that range from the traditional Socratic method to experiential learning, with a rich array of classroom and field environments. Outside the classroom, they are active community members, give career advice, and provide a supportive environment for the study of pastoral caregiving and ministry. [-]

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

London School of Theology
Campus Part time 2 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Greater London

Like the MTh, the degree is aimed at those who have already completed formal theological training - they might be theology graduates, ministers, missionaries, Religious Education teachers, or business people as well as potential PhD students. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Philosophy 2017. Assessment: Thesis of up to 65,000 words (40,000 words for students starting after January 2014) and oral examination (viva) Who is it for? Like the MTh, the degree is aimed at those who have already completed formal theological training - they might be theology graduates, ministers, missionaries, Religious Education teachers, or business people as well as potential PhD students. Summary LST offers research supervision for the MPhil degree in collaboration with Middlesex University, which awards the degree. For an MPhil you need to offer a careful and critical investigation and evaluation of an approved topic, and demonstrate an understanding of the research methods appropriate to your chosen field. Your thesis does not need not to be ‘original’; however, it must offer a distinctive independent contribution to knowledge, including the ability to critique new ideas and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and scholarly interpretations which is ultimately worthy of publication. While you would normally be expected to read the language of your primary sources for an MPhil, you would not be expected to engage with untranslated secondary literature. It is possible to transfer to PhD registration with the agreement of the supervisor(s) and the Director of Research Recent MPhil theses - Rosemary Ashley, An Investigation into Authority in the Church from a Biblical Perspective - Katarina Almonte, The link between Charismatic Experiences and Revelation in John’s Gospel - Berhane Asmelash, The History of the Khatmiyyah Tariqah of Eritrea and the Impact of its Rituals and Ceremonials on Pre-existing Beliefs and Practices of the People of Eritrea RESEARCH ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Normally you should have a good Honours degree (2:1 or above for the MTh, MPhil and PhD) in a theological, biblical or related subject. If you have taken a second theological degree (e.g. a British MA in Biblical or Theological Studies) you will find yourself much better equipped for a research degree. If your degree is in some other discipline, you may be considered if you can show evidence of suitable formal theological education, such as a British DipHE. Work experience can be considered in place of qualifications in some circumstances. For a North American Master’s degree, you should have a GPA of at least 3.6 for the MTh and at least 3.8 for the MPhil. Candidates registered for the MTh or the MPhil whose work proves to be of the appropriate standard may (with the agreement of their supervisor(s) and the Director of Research) transfer of registration, to MPhil or to PhD respectively. Registration for a PhD programme: as is normal in UK universities, you will initially be registered for ‘MPhil with a view to PhD’. Formal transfer to PhD registration normally takes place when you are about a year (of full-time study) away from its completion. Those seeking registration with qualifications other than those indicated above should write to the Research Programmes Administrator (sandra.khalil@lst.ac.uk) at London School of Theology, giving full details of their qualifications and (where appropriate) providing photocopies of relevant transcripts. If English is not your first language you will need to arrange to take the British Council’s English test. We cannot confirm your place until you have produced an IELTS test report and reached a score of 7.0 (all individual elements should be 6.5 or higher) or an equivalent English language proficiency report. There are many test centres, easily sourced on the internet. Your proficiency in English will also be considered at interview. [-]

MRes Philosophy

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and [+]

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and research skills. Whereas the MA aims at breadth, the MRes trains graduate students to specialise in an area of proposed doctoral research. CORE MODULES - Knowledge and Reality - Research Skills in Philosophy OPTIONAL MODULES - Ethics - Political Philosophy - Logic and Language - Mind and Psychology - Reason and Religion Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in philosophy or in another appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Philosophy - PGDip Philosophy Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

Master of Philosophical Studies (MPHILSTUD)

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

This two-year full-time (three to four years part-time) in-depth study is for students considering further research in the subject. The deeper grounding in philosophy than the MA Philosophy will allow you time [+]

Best Part time Masters in Philosophy 2017. This two-year full-time (three to four years part-time) in-depth study is for students considering further research in the subject. The deeper grounding in philosophy than the MA Philosophy will allow you time to think out a PhD topic should you wish to progress to a research degree. The MPhilStud provides in-depth knowledge of three areas of philosophy as well the opportunity to engage seriously in philosophical research by writing papers, by presenting one’s own work in research seminars and by writing a thesis. Upon completion of MPhilStud, you can apply directly for the PhD which is ordinarily completed in a quicker timeframe than those without an MPhilStud. CORE MODULES - Research Skills in Philosophy - Philosophy Essays OPTIONAL MODULES - Knowledge and Reality - Ethics - Political Philosophy - Logic and Language - Mind and Psychology - Reason and Religion Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Philosophy - PGDip Philosophy Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MA Philosophy of Religion and Ethics in Education

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

This unique degree is specifically for teachers of philosophy of religion and ethics in schools, particularly those who deliver, or wish to deliver, the A Level [+]

This unique degree is specifically for teachers of philosophy of religion and ethics in schools, particularly those who deliver, or wish to deliver, the A Level syllabi. You will focus on topics on the A Level syllabi with a module on Teaching Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, which includes training in the methodology of Philosophy for Children. It is for both those with previous education in these areas of study, and those seeking a rigorous introduction. CORE MODULES - Teaching Philosophy and Ethics - Reason and Religion - Foundations in Ethics OPTIONAL MODULES - Ethical Issues Today - Bioethics and Sexual Ethics - Unity and Diversity in Contemporary Islamic Thought Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Philosophy of Religion & Ethics in Education - PGDip Philosophy of Religion & Ethics in Education Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MA Philosophy in Education

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

This innovative degree is specifically for teachers of philosophy in schools, particularly those who deliver, or wish to deliver, the AQA A Level in [+]

Best Part time Masters in Philosophy 2017. This innovative degree is specifically for teachers of philosophy in schools, particularly those who deliver, or wish to deliver, the AQA A Level in Philosophy. You will focus on topics on the A Level syllabus and teaching philosophy, which includes training in the methodology of Philosophy for Children. The degree is for both those with previous education in philosophy, and those seeking a rigorous introduction. CORE MODULES - Teaching Philosophy and Ethics - Knowledge and Reality - Introduction to Philosophy OPTIONAL MODULES - Ethics - Reason and Religion - Mind and Psychology - Logic and Language - Political Philosophy Entry - An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Philosophy in Education - PGDip Philosophy in Education Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MA Philosophy and Religion

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

Explore the dynamics of the constant interplay between philosophical and theological issues, and address questions such as religious fulfilment and ethical motivation as raised in the classical Christian [+]

Explore the dynamics of the constant interplay between philosophical and theological issues, and address questions such as religious fulfilment and ethical motivation as raised in the classical Christian tradition and in modern analysis. The degree attracts a wide range of students – those engaged in the study and practice of religion, and those whose professional life involves philosophical and ethical questions. CORE MODULES - Understanding Religion in the Age of Modernity - Reason and Religion OPTIONAL MODULES FOR THE ETHICS PATHWAY - Foundations in Ethics - Ethical Issues Today - Bioethics and Sexual Ethics OPTIONAL MODULES FOR THE PHILOSOPHIC PATHWAY - Selected Themes in European Philosophy - The Franciscan Spiritual Tradition: Faith, Reason and Spirituality OPTIONAL MODULES FOR THE INTERRELIGIOUS STUDY PATHWAY - Unity and Diversity in Contemporary Islamic Thought - Contemporary Judaism Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Philosophy & Religion - PGDip Philosophy & Religion Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MA Philosophy

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

Explore philosophical issues either as a development of undergraduate study or following your first degree in another [+]

Best Part time Masters in Philosophy 2017. Explore philosophical issues either as a development of undergraduate study or following your first degree in another suitable subject. The degree is a coherent presentation of the central questions of philosophy. CORE MODULES - Knowledge and Reality - Political Philosophy - Ethics - Political Philosophy OPTIONAL MODULES - Introduction to Philosophy - Logic and Language - Mind and Psychology - Reason and Religion Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in philosophy or in another appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Philosophy - PGDip Philosophy Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]

MA Philosophy

University of Birmingham, College of Arts and Law
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

On this programme you will be able to choose from a variety of modules covering key areas in Philosophy. These include: philosophy of mind and cognitive science; ethics, metaethics and global ethics; epistemology and [+]

On this programme you will be able to choose from a variety of modules covering key areas in Philosophy. These include: philosophy of mind and cognitive science; ethics, metaethics and global ethics; epistemology and metaphysics; philosophy of language; philosophy of health and happiness; value of life. You will be taught by a vibrant community of philosophers, pursuing original research on a wide range of topics on which expert supervision is available. This programme can also be used as a route into PhD research. You will take a core research skills module and then select five modules from a range of options offered by Philosophy (including the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics) and other departments. Available modules within Philosophy include: Epistemology God, Freedom and the Meaning of Life Metaphysics Philosophy of Cognitive Science Philosophy of Health and Happiness Philosophy of Language Philosophy of Mind Value of Life Research Seminar You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation Employability The University of Birmingham has been ranked 8th in the UK and 60th in the world for post-qualification employability in the latest global survey of universities commissioned by the International Herald Tribune. Your degree will provide excellent preparation for employment and this will be further enhanced by the employability skills training offered through the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. Birmingham's Philosophy postgraduates develop a range of skills that are highly desirable in the job market, including: articulacy; precise analytical thought; clarity; rigour in formulating complex problems; and the ability to analyse and construct sound arguments. Over the past five years, over 93% of Philosophy postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Due to the transferable nature of their skills, Philosophy postgraduates traditionally enter a wide range of employment areas, from the Civil Service to finance. Employers that graduates have gone on to work for include: Afrikids (child rights organisation); Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust; Muslim Scout Fellowship; Rights and Humanity; University of Birmingham; and University of Edinburgh. [-]

Master in Philosophy

University of Aberdeen
Campus Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The Department is strongly committed to philosophical research and aims to provide a stimulating intellectual environment for both staff and postgraduate students. [+]

Master in Philosophy

Research Degrees: MPhil, PhD

Background

The Department is strongly committed to philosophical research and aims to provide a stimulating intellectual environment for both staff and postgraduate students.

The department has been growing rapidly in the last two years, with the addition of nine new members of staff. As a result, the department now has staff who are active in the following areas of research: Continental Philosophy, Epistemology (especially contemporary work on Scepticism and Formal Epistemology), History of Philosophy (especially 17th and 18th century), History and Philosophy of Science (including Philosophy of Biology and Philosophy of Physics), Metaphysics, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, and Philosophy of Mind.... [-]