MA in Philosophy (Research / Coursework)

University of Johannesburg

Program Description

MA in Philosophy (Research / Coursework)

University of Johannesburg

MA in Philosophy (Research)

For this degree students write a dissertation of approximately 45,000 words under supervision, on a topic selected in consultation with the Department. The topic must be in line with the expertise of the available lecturers.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to this Degree, students must fulfil the Department’s admission requirements (in addition to the University’s admission requirements) and prove their knowledge of research methodology and the history of philosophy. Some of the requirements are [i] at least 65% average for the Honours degree in Philosophy and [ii] the submission of written philosophical work done for the Honours Degree. Supplementary oral examinations might be required.

Contact details

Name: Prof Velislava Mitova
Tel: 011 559 3133 / Email: vmitova@uj.ac.za

MA in Philosophy (Coursework)

The MA by Coursework curriculum consists of six compulsory modules. The first is the research module, a minor dissertation of about 20,000 – 25,000 words, the topic of which is negotiated with a supervisor. The second module is a research essay of approximately 7500 words, which includes a proposal for the minor dissertation that is expected to satisfy the Higher Degrees Committee, and which must be completed in the first year of study (failing which continuation in the programme is at the discretion of the Philosophy Department). The other four modules are courses.

Which courses are offered in a specific year will be determined by the department and will be based on, amongst other considerations, the availability of academic staff with the requisite expertise in a field and the interests of students.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to this degree, students must fulfil the Department’s admission requirements (in addition to the University’s admission requirements) and prove their knowledge of research methodology and the history of philosophy. Some of the requirements are [i] at least 65% average for the Honours degree in Philosophy and [ii] the submission of written philosophical work done for the Honours degree. Supplementary oral examinations might be required.

Contact details

Name: Prof Velislava Mitova
Tel: 011 559 3133 / Email: vmitova@uj.ac.za

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Last updated January 2, 2017
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This course is Campus based
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Feb. 2018
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2 years
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South Africa - Johannesburg
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