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MA Philosophy of Psychology (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Part Time

2 Years
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17550 GBP
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9000 GBP

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Department of Philosophy
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100

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About this course

Focussing study on Philosophy of Mind and Psychology through core taught modules, together with a Dissertation which must be on a topic in this area. In addition, there is the opportunity to study one or two other specialist areas of Philosophy, or (for conversion students) to take an introductory General Philosophy course.

Key benefits

  • Open to Philosophy graduates, but also fully accessible to those converting in from other subjects (such as Psychology).
  • Trains students to a high level in Philosophy of Psychology and related fields in a short period of time.
  • Offers a wide selection of other optional topics, both current and historical, covering the entire philosophical spectrum from aesthetics to logic and everything in between.
  • Located in the heart of London.

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Eligibility Criteria

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Philosophy or any other field (which may but need not be psychology). Conversion students should show evidence of an interest in and aptitude for the subject.

English language requirement:

  • IELTS: 7.0
  • TOEFL-IBT: 100

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Course Modules

Required Modules

  • Dissertation (60 credits - on a topic in the philosophy of psychology).
  • Philosophy of Mind I (20 credits)
  • Philosophy of Psychology I (20 credits)
  • Philosophy of Mind II: Special Topics (20 credits)
  • Philosophy of Psychology II (20 credits)

Students may replace one of the above 20 credit modules with the Concept of Mental Disorder (20 credits). 

Optional Modules

For their remaining credits, candidates may choose from the following.

Aesthetics;  The Concept of Mental Disorder;  Early Modern Philosophy;  Epistemology;  Ethics;  Ethics II;  Foundations of Analytic Philosophy;  Foundations of Phenomenology;  General Philosophy (40 credits);  Greek Philosophy I: Plato;  Greek Philosophy II: Aristotle;  Greek Philosophy III: Special Topics;  Indian Philosophy I: The Orthodox Schools;  Indian Philosophy II: The Heterodox Schools;  Kant I: Critique of Pure Reason;  Kant II: Moral Philosophy;  Mathematical Logic: Limitative Results (note: presupposes some competence in basic symbolic logic);  Medieval Philosophy;  Metaphysics; Nineteenth-Century Continental Philosophy;  Perspectives on Death & Killing;  Philosophy of Language;  Philosophy of Mathematics;  Philosophy of Medicine;  Philosophy of Physics;  Philosophy of Religion;  Philosophy of Science;  Political Philosophy;  Political Philosophy II: Special Topics;  Philosophy, Literature & Method;  Graduate Language Modules;  by approval, modules within King’s College London;  by approval, modules within the University of London. 

The modules run in each academic year are subject to change in line with staff availability and student demand so there is no guarantee every module will run. Module descriptions and information may change between years.

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How to Apply

Application procedure

With your application form, you must include a sample of written work totalling approximately 3,000 words. We do not routinely interview applicants, but we may call you for interview; and you are very welcome to call the department to arrange a visit. We aim to process all complete applications within four to six weeks, although this may take longer over holiday periods.

Personal statement and supporting information

You should use your personal statement to discuss your intentions for the programme, and the route that has led you to it. Please also supply a writing sample of c.3,000 words with your application. Further details can be found on the Department website.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications is 02 September for 2016 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier. Applications will be considered subject to availability of places, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. International applications must be received by 29 July to allow sufficient time for visa processing.

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