The MA in Philosophy (General Programme) is a one-year course of study (two years part-time) allowing students to choose any six modules from those on offer. See here for descriptions of available modules in 2016-2017. In addition, all students must complete a 12-15,000 word dissertation by August 2017.
For academic enquiries about the MA in Philosophy (General Programme), please contact the MA Co-ordinator, Markus Schlosser.
All administrative enquiries should be sent to the School Manager:
Helen Kenny, MA
UCD School of Philosophy
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 716 8186
Admission Requirements for all MA Programmes:
Candidates may apply for admission to the MA Degree Programme if they have obtained one of the following:
(i) A BA degree with at least Second Class Honours, Grade I in Philosophy (or in a subject where the degree programme contained a significant proportion of philosophical components)
(ii) A Joint-Honours BA degree with at least Second Class Honours, Grade I in Philosophy (or in a subject where the degree programme contained a significant proportion of philosophical components) and at least Second Class Honours, Grade II in the second subject
(iii) Second Class Honours, Grade I (or equivalent standard) in a relevant postgraduate diploma
(iv) Where the programme is interdiscplinary, applicants should have obtained the above in one of the core subjects of the MA programme.
However, all applicants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis so that in certain exceptional cases an award at a lower level or a 2.2 classification may be considered.
Fluency in English is a requirement. Candidates who have not completed their primary (bachelor's) degrees with English as the language of instruction will need to satisfy the University College Dublin's English Language Requirements.
Please note that all applications should be made online. After completing the online application and paying the application fee, applicants should upload the following supporting documents:
1. Transcripts of any previous degrees, including bachelor's and/or master's level.
2. Letter of academic reference. This may be uploaded online or contact Helen Kenny if you wish to submit it by post or electronically.
3. Philosophical writing sample. Maximum length - 4,000 words
4. English language requirement, if necessary.
5. Statement of interest (OPTIONAL). Maximum length - 1,500 words
Information on the UCD School of Philosophy Newman Foundation MA Scholarships.