Master's Degree in Philosophy in Asia

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Philosophy

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.

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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MPhil in Sociology and/or Social Policy

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). [+]

Masters in Philosophy in Asia 2017. MPhil in Sociology and/or Social Policy Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong The Department of Sociology and Social Policy has a very good record of success in the HKPFS. In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). In terms of research locations, we have expertise in Hong Kong, China and many other countries of the Asia-Pacific (including, for example, Korea, The Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau, and Myanmar) and other regions. As well as sociology and social policy topics, we encourage interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research with our sister social science departments of Applied Psychology, Political Science and Economics. We would therefore also be delighted to hear from students interested in undertaking postgraduate research in cross-disciplinary topics. Within Sociology and Social Policy, members of staff currently have internationally recognised expertise in areas including: Ageing, social gerontology Health research, population; social well-being Social theory Social and political thought; political sociology Economic and urban sociology; housing Hong Kong society and culture Justice and society; income inequality and social stratification Gender and sexuality studies; religion Comparative policy including international education Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfill additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission. Programme Specific Admission Requirements ... [-]

MPhil/PhD in Philosophy specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The MPhil/PhD in Philosophy is for students who want to embark on a course of sustained study and research at a high level of academic achievement, whether they are looking to support their career development or pursue areas of personal interest. There are four areas of particular expertise within the Philosophy research unit at the University: ancient philosophy, post-Kantian continental philosophy, political philosophy, and philosophy of... [+]

Philosophy specialisms - MPhil / PhD The MPhil/PhD in Philosophy is for students who want to embark on a course of sustained study and research at a high level of academic achievement, whether they are looking to support their career development or pursue areas of personal interest. There are four areas of particular expertise within the Philosophy research unit at the University: ancient philosophy, post-Kantian continental philosophy, political philosophy, and philosophy of religion. Study will consist of research into a specific subject area relevant to your chosen field and will be agreed with your supervisor during the application process. Careers & professional development The study of philosophy at doctorate level will support your career development in academia. Alternatively, you may be interested in further study to fulfil your personal aspirations and interests. You will find teaching staff, in our small and friendly department, are very approachable and extremely supportive of your personal and academic requirements, whatever your goals and ambitions. Subject overview In the 2008 government-led research assessment exercise (RAE), current research in philosophy at the University was recognised as being of international excellence and significance. The Philosophy research unit is part of the School of Arts, Media and Education. Tutors are recognised authorities in their field and all have published numerous books and articles. The unit is small and friendly and teaching staff are relaxed, approachable and very supportive. Research topics Your selected field of study will be in an area in which the Philosophy research unit has acknowledged expertise. The focus of your study will be agreed with your tutor during the process of your application. The particular areas of expertise in which supervision is offered are as follows: - Ancient philosophy – Plato and the Platonic tradition, especially Plotinus; Aristotle and the commentators; Augustine. - Post-Kantian continental philosophy, especially Nietzsche. - American pragmatism and the philosophy of Alasdair MacIntyre. - Political philosophy, especially the interface between politics and economics. - The philosophy of religion, especially positive and negative theology. Available projects Examples of current and recent studies in philosophy at doctorate level are: Porphyry’s concept of abstinence; Simone Weil’s Platonism. [-]

MPhil in Visual Studies

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Visual Studies at Lingnan is a stand-alone department focusing on the following core sub-disciplines: art history, cognitive film studies, and philosophical aesthetics. [+]

Masters in Philosophy in Asia 2017. MPhil in Visual Studies Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong Visual Studies at Lingnan is a stand-alone department focusing on the following core sub-disciplines: art history, cognitive film studies, and philosophical aesthetics. The emphasis on philosophical aesthetics gives Visual Studies at Lingnan a unique profile, as does the emphasis on cognitive approaches to film, museum studies, art and well-being and Chinese art. For more information about our department, please visit http://www.ln.edu.hk/visual/. Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfill additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission. Programme Specific Admission Requirements ... [-]

MPhil in Philosophy

Lingnan University
Campus Full time September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

The Department of Philosophy at Lingnan has 15 members. They cover all the main areas in philosophy in their research and teaching, including aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, history of Chinese and Western philosophy, logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science. [+]

MPhil in Philosophy Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong The Department of Philosophy at Lingnan has 13 members. They cover all the main areas in philosophy in their research and teaching, including aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, history of Chinese and Western philosophy, logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science. The work of Lingnan philosophers has been published by leading publishers (like Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press) and in top journals (like British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Ethics, Mind, Nous, Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Philosophy of Science, and Philosophy of Science). Given the breadth and high quality of research done by Lingnan philosophers, the Department is one of the best places in Asia for undertaking doctoral studies in philosophy, especially in analytic philosophy. The Department is a place of lively philosophical exchanges in our regular staff seminars and even more in informal and frequent debates on an ad hoc basis. Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places.   General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfill additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission. Programme Specific Admission Requirements ... [-]

Masters of Theology

Chang Jung Christian University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Taiwan Tainan

Theological education at Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan is aimed at training committed leaders who are pursuing a wide range of vocations including parish ministry, hospital chaplaincy, ecumenical movements, voluntary organizations, social work, the teaching profession, and more. [+]

Masters in Philosophy in Asia 2017. Introduction Theological education at Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan is aimed at training committed leaders who are pursuing a wide range of vocations including parish ministry, hospital chaplaincy, ecumenical movements, voluntary organizations, social work, the teaching profession, and more. School of Theology of CJCU is the first school of its kind within the government accredited Educational system of Taiwan. The vision of the founding members of the University to create an academic space for the study of religion and faith find embodiment is setting up the School of Theology in 2008. School of Theology since its inception has welcomed a wide variety of scholars with diverse background and discipline from around the world to help our students became capable of addressing the needs of the global church. Student community demonstrates the strength in gender, ethnic, and national diversity. Being an integral part of the university, our students are encouraged to take courses in other departments and hence cultivate an interdisciplinary method in their academic formation. School of Theology students involve in all facets of the University’s vibrant student life and through that they offer a Christian presence in the University. School of Theology offers both bachelor and graduate degree programs. School of Theology is making plans to offer a globally competent Ph.D program in collaboration with the leading centers of theological learning in the world. Master of Theology The Master of Theology degree programme at School of Theology, Chang Jung Christian University is a research degree for those who seek to undertake scholarly research and reflection for various different ministries of the Church. The research degree is designed to expand and deepen theological knowledge of the students and to equip them with independent research skills for more advanced research degrees. The medium of instruction is English, and will address the demand for well-informed leaders of the Christian Churches around the globe. An international faculty with diverse theological and cultural background will guide students to comprehend the complex nature of the global community and the challenges for doing theology contextually. Structure: M.Th degree involves two years of academic study including the writing of a Master’s thesis. The curriculum has a twofold focus. First, seminar courses for 30 credit hours, which includes 12 hours of required courses common for students belonging to various disciplines of theological knowledge. The required courses will offer a general orientation towards the interdisciplinary academic investigation of the Christian faith tradition in a multi-cultural and multi-religious social context. Second, the students will be given the opportunity to specialize and write a Master's thesis in one of the four research disciplines: biblical studies, systematic theology, contextual theologies, and theological ethics. Admission requirements: Eligible candidates will already hold a 4-year (or equivalent) university degree plus the Master of Divinity (or equivalent) degree. Both prerequisite degrees must be from schools recognized by regional accrediting agencies. Proficiency in English language. Candidates whose secondary and higher education was conducted in English may apply for exemption from the examination requirement. Degree requirements: Completion of seminar classes for a minimum total of 30 credit hours, of which 12 are required courses. Successful completion of a comprehensive examination at the completion of the course work. Writing a research thesis of around 30,000 to 40,000 words on a topic approved by the graduate studies committee. The thesis will be written under the supervision of a faculty-appointed supervisor. The thesis should be submitted within 5 years after enrollment in the degree program. Application procedure: An application form can be obtained from the International Office of Chang Jung Christian University. Applications must be supported with the following documents. A recent curriculum vitae; Official Transcripts of marks (sent directly from the registrar of the schools attended) and photocopies of diplomas; A copy of scholarly articles or papers OR an essay of at least 400 words detailing the applicant’s perspective on theology and Christian ministry. Two letters of recommendation assessing the ability of the candidate to pursue graduate level academic studies in English. Objectives for M.Th Students [-]

Philosophy of I. Kant and modern Kantianism

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Kaliningrad

The period of study specified by the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education is 2 years. The study load of the master’s programme specified by the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education is 120 ECTS points. [+]

The period of study specified by the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education is 2 years. The study load of the master’s programme specified by the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education is 120 ECTS points. The programme is meant to train masters of philosophy, who are able to demonstrate the structure of one of the most difficult and well-developed philosophic systems, the author of which succeeded in implementation of the “great synthesis” of the foundational ideas and oppositions that are connected with them in the history of philosophy; to train specialists in philosophy having a grip of the specifics of Kantianism as a special form of Kant’s ideas perception in the history of philosophy. [-]

Master in Philosophy

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time 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.... [-]


Master in Philosophical Research

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

Besides those directly demanded by philosophical thought itself, there are a variety of intellectual and operational skills involved in effective research in philosophy and its communication. These include analysis of the specific research questions raised by a broad problem and their interrelations and dependences... [+]

Master in Philosophical Research

Programme Length: MLitt 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

Aims

Besides those directly demanded by philosophical thought itself, there are a variety of intellectual and operational skills involved in effective research in philosophy and its communication. These include analysis of the specific research questions raised by a broad problem and their interrelations and dependences, the orchestration of a progressive order of approach to them, the search for and organisation of relevant sources, the ability to identify parallels in issues in different areas of philosophy and to know when and how to profit from collateral investigation of them, the development of presentational skills to enable one to secure the most effective feedback on one’s work, and the ability to write up in ways that maximise the accessibility and impact of one’s ideas. And increasingly, in the current economic milieu, philosophers need to be able to explain the interest of their work to non-specialist constituencies.... [-]