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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Philosophy (Part-Time)

Programme code:MA-PHIL-PTUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Prof Pekka Vayrynen Contact address:P.Vayrynen@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.


Year1 - 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):

HPSC5150MHistorical Skills and Practices30 creditsSemester 2
HPSC5171MTopics in the Philosophy of Physics30 creditsSemester 1
HPSC5201MCurrent Approaches in the History of Science, Technology & Medicine30 creditsSemester 1
HPSC5510MAdvanced Topics in Realism and Representation in Science30 creditsNot running in 201920
HPSC5601MHistory & Theory of Modern Science Communication30 creditsSemester 1
HPSC5610MAdvanced Topics in Metaphysics of Science30 creditsNot running in 201920
HPSC5620MPhilosophy of Science: Classic Debates & Current Trends30 creditsNot running in 201920
PHIL5070MMetaphysical Issues in Philosophy of Religion30 creditsNot running in 201920
PHIL5095MSpecial Options in Philosophy A30 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
PHIL5225MContemporary Readings in Philosophy of Religion30 creditsNot running in 201920
PHIL5860MPhilosophy of the Social Sciences30 creditsSemester 2
PHIL5915MIndependent Study A30 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
PHIL5920MIndependent Study B30 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
PHIL5930MSpecial Options in Philosophy B30 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
PRHS5400MReligion, Politics and Society30 creditsSemester 2
THEO5030MSin, Public Discourse and Public Life30 creditsSemester 2
THEO5050MReligions and Global Development30 creditsSemester 1
THEO5120MReligion, Gender and Sexuality30 creditsSemester 1
THEO5370MTheology and Public Life30 creditsSemester 1


Year2 - 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

HPSC5150MHistorical Skills and Practices30 creditsSemester 2
HPSC5171MTopics in the Philosophy of Physics30 creditsSemester 1
HPSC5201MCurrent Approaches in the History of Science, Technology & Medicine30 creditsSemester 1
HPSC5510MAdvanced Topics in Realism and Representation in Science30 creditsNot running in 201920
HPSC5601MHistory & Theory of Modern Science Communication30 creditsSemester 1
HPSC5610MAdvanced Topics in Metaphysics of Science30 creditsNot running in 201920
HPSC5620MPhilosophy of Science: Classic Debates & Current Trends30 creditsNot running in 201920
PHIL5070MMetaphysical Issues in Philosophy of Religion30 creditsNot running in 201920
PHIL5225MContemporary Readings in Philosophy of Religion30 creditsNot running in 201920
PHIL5860MPhilosophy of the Social Sciences30 creditsSemester 2
PHIL5920MIndependent Study B30 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
PHIL5930MSpecial Options in Philosophy B30 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
PRHS5400MReligion, Politics and Society30 creditsSemester 2
THEO5030MSin, Public Discourse and Public Life30 creditsSemester 2
THEO5050MReligions and Global Development30 creditsSemester 1
THEO5120MReligion, Gender and Sexuality30 creditsSemester 1
THEO5370MTheology and Public Life30 creditsSemester 1

Last updated: 19/08/2019

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