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Taught MA/MSc Programmes in Philosophy

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

See here for philosophy writing guidelines: https://www.ucd.ie/t4cms/essay_writing_guidelines.pdf

1. Pure Philosophy MA Programmes

General Philosophy MA Programme
  • Students choose any SIX modules from the available Philosophy modules
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 MA Programmes

MA in Consciousness and Embodiment
  • An interdisciplinary MA on the topic of embodied consciousness and cognition.
  • Requires the student to select SIX modules from a specified list of MA modules on offer in Philosophy, Psychology and Computer Science.
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.
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.
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 Masters Programmes

UCD School of Philosophy

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