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2016/17 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Philosophy (Part-Time)

Programme code:MA-PHIL-PTUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Dr Heather Logue Contact address:h.a.logue@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Normally a 1st class or high 2:1 in a single or joint honours degree in Philosophy

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Programme specification:

The programme will:

1. introduce students to some current debates in Philosophy research and enable them to locate their own position and pursue their own interests in relation to those debates;
2. enable students to fill gaps in their undergraduate study of philosophy;
3. provide students with the opportunity to overview some major historical and philosophical themes in understanding the history of philosophy and the contribution of contemporary philosophy;
4. allow students to pursue a personal interest in a specialised area of Philosophy by taking an appropriate optional module;
5. develop students' skills in the practice of independent research in a specialised area of Philosophy;
6. prepare students for efficient completion of a PhD in Philosophy.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 180 credits in total over years 1 and 2.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

PHIL5001MAnalytic Philosophy A30 creditsSemester 1
PHIL5002MAnalytic Philosophy B30 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to select 30 credits from the following modules (subject to the approval of the MA Director):

HPSC5171MTopics in the Philosophy of Physics30 creditsSemester 1
HPSC5320MScience and Religion Historically Considered30 creditsSemester 1
HPSC5510MAdvanced Topics in Realism and Representation in Science30 creditsSemester 2
HPSC5610MAdvanced Topics in Metaphysics of Science30 creditsSemester 2
HPSC5620MPhilosophy of Science: Classic Debates & Current Trends30 creditsSemester 1
PHIL5070MMetaphysical Issues in Philosophy of Religion30 creditsNot running in 201617
PHIL5095MSpecial Options in Philosophy A30 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
PHIL5225MContemporary Readings in Philosophy of Religion30 creditsNot running in 201617
PHIL5915MIndependent Study A30 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
PHIL5920MIndependent Study B30 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
PHIL5930MSpecial Options in Philosophy B30 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
THEO5030MSin, Public Discourse and Public Life30 creditsSemester 1
THEO5100MContemporary Issues in Religion and Gender30 creditsSemester 2
THEO5355MReligion, Society and Public Life30 creditsSemester 2
THEO5370MTheology and Public Life30 creditsSemester 1


Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to select one of the following dissertation modules:

Subset A

PHIL5170MPhilosophy Dissertation60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep
PHIL5900MPhilosophy: Extended Dissertation90 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep

Candidates are required to select their remaining credits from the following modules (subject to the approval of the MA Director):

Subset B

HPSC5171MTopics in the Philosophy of Physics30 creditsSemester 1
HPSC5320MScience and Religion Historically Considered30 creditsSemester 1
HPSC5510MAdvanced Topics in Realism and Representation in Science30 creditsSemester 2
HPSC5610MAdvanced Topics in Metaphysics of Science30 creditsSemester 2
HPSC5620MPhilosophy of Science: Classic Debates & Current Trends30 creditsSemester 1
PHIL5070MMetaphysical Issues in Philosophy of Religion30 creditsNot running in 201617
PHIL5225MContemporary Readings in Philosophy of Religion30 creditsNot running in 201617
PHIL5920MIndependent Study B30 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
PHIL5930MSpecial Options in Philosophy B30 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
THEO5030MSin, Public Discourse and Public Life30 creditsSemester 1
THEO5100MContemporary Issues in Religion and Gender30 creditsSemester 2
THEO5355MReligion, Society and Public Life30 creditsSemester 2
THEO5370MTheology and Public Life30 creditsSemester 1

Last updated: 27/04/2016

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