MA in Consciousness and Embodiment

The MA draws on the research interests of philosophers and cognitive scientists in UCD. It brings together expertise from the phenomenological and analytic traditions in philosophy as well as empirical approaches to the study of the mind/brain to offer a unique taught Masters course on a much-discussed and important topic.

The programme is available over 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time. At the heart of the module are six taught modules, to be selected from the following list.  Please note that only one of the two Cognitive Science modules may be taken.

Semester 1:

  • PHIL 40970 Consciousness, Agency & the Self 
  • PHIL 41280 Feminist & Gender Theory 
  • PHIL 40430 Philosophy of the Emotions
  • PHIL 40320 Topics in Continental Philosophy
  • COMP 47230 Introduction to Cognitive Science (Fred Cummins)

Semester 2:

  • PSY 40550 Neuroscience/Readings in Visual Social Cognition (Nuala Brady/Jessica Bramham)
  • PHIL 40250 Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception 
  • PHIL 40960 The Cultural Mind 
  • PHIL 41660 Moral Agency 
  • COMP 40280 Topics in Cognitive Science (Fred Cummins)

Descriptions of the philosophy modules are available here.

In addition, all students must complete a 12-15,000-word dissertation by August 2018. For further information, please contact the programme co-ordinator Prof. Maria Baghramian.

For information about eligibility, please see the postgraduate admissions page.

All administrative enquiries should be sent to the School Manager:

UCD School of Philosophy
Newman Building
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Email: philosophy@ucd.ie
Tel: +353 1 716 8186