Taught MA programmes in Philosophy

UCD Philosophy offers a number of different MA/MSc Programmes. Each programme (with the exception of Cognitive Science) requires the completion of 6 taught graduate modules and a dissertation of 12-15,000 words. This can be done over the course of one year as a full-time student or over two years as a part-time student. 

1. Pure Philosophy MA Programmes

  • Students on the General Programme choose any six modules from the available Philosophy modules.
  • The MA in Contemporary European Philosophy requires the student to select FOUR modules in Contemporary European philosophy, and TWO modules from the remaining MA modules.

2. Interdisciplinary programmes

  • The MA in Consciousness and Embodiment is an interdiscipilinary MA on the topic of embodied consciousness and cognition.  It requires the student to select SIX modules from a specified list of MA modules on offer in Philosophy, Psychology and Computer Science.
  • The MA in Ethics, Theory and Practice requires students to complete modules in Moral Theory and Applied Ethics, select THREE more modules from a list of Philosophy modules with ethical content as well as ONE from a list of Ethics modules provided by other disciplines.
  • The MA in Philosophy and Literature requires the student to select THREE modules from a list of four specific Philosophy MA modules, and THREE modules from a list offered by the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics and the School of English, Drama and Film.
  • The MA in Philosophy and Public Affairs requires the student to select THREE modules from specific Philosophy MA modules, and THREE modules from a list offered by the various Schools in the College of Social Sciences and Law.

3. Participation in other MA programmes