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Postgraduate subject



07 November 2023

Philosophy will be enjoyed by anyone who is fascinated by ideas, who likes to think and explore, and who is curious.





Postgraduate study in Philosophy at UC allows you to delve deeper into fundamental questions of our society. Postgraduate students develop advanced skills in, analysis, argument and writing, and learn to place contemporary ideas and debates in their wider philosophical context.

Our department is internationally recognised and a challenging and rewarding place to study.

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What will my study involve?

  • UC Philosophy brings together expertise in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of mind and cognition, and logic. This diversity allows you to explore different approaches to philosophical questions and develop your own research interests.
  • The Department of Philosophy has a strong, active culture with regular seminars from local, and visiting international speakers.



Philosophy is a subject in both Arts and Science degrees at postgraduate level, so there is a wide range of qualifications available to study across both Faculties:

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is available for students seeking to pursue advanced research in Philosophy, leading to a thesis of up to 100,000 words. The programme also offers opportunities for interdisciplinary research, with a focus on areas such as environmental philosophy, ethics, and cognitive science.


Career opportunities

Postgraduate study in Philosophy prepares students for careers in academia, law, journalism, consulting, government, and public policy.

Graduates with a postgraduate degree in Philosophy develop excellent critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills that are highly valued by employers.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Philosophy.

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