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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Philosophy at University College Cork

Overview

This course offers you a rare chance to study Western as well as Eastern philosophy at postgraduate level. For one year, you will be involved in the study of different philosophical concepts, theories and approaches to issues concerning the mind and consciousness, action and politics, ethics and aesthetics, society and culture, globalism, power, territory and many more.

As an MA student, you will have the chance during the spring and summer months to put this to work in a sustained piece of independent research.

Course Details

You can take any five modules of your choice. The modules are specifically designed to provide an overview of current work in a particular area and are aimed at first-year postgraduate students. They each involve set readings and writing assignments. It is expected that you will already be (broadly) familiar with some key philosophical concepts or approaches on starting this course. If you feel that you have some holes to fill, you can ask your lecturer to suggest some introductory readings.

For further details and module descriptions, see the Postgraduate College Calendar

Fact File

Course Code: CKE53 Full-time; CKE57 Part-time

Course Title: Philosophy

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Duration: 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.

Qualifications: MA

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee: EUR 6,000 full-time; EUR 3,000 per year part-time

2016 Entry Requirements: Applicants will normally hold at least a Second Class Honours/Grade I primary degree (or equivalent) in philosophy. Students with degrees in cognate areas (such as social sciences, psychology, theology etc.) may be considered. Applicants who are not fully qualified may need to take a MA Qualifying Degree or Higher Diploma in Arts. The Additional/Supplementary Statement form MUST also be completed as part of the application selection process.

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Course Practicalities

This is a one year, full-time or two year, part-time taught course. In your modules, you will study and discuss philosophy, improve your writing skills and acquire familiarity with relevant concepts and authors so that later you will be able to undertake your dissertation with confidence.

During the two teaching periods (September to March), you will take five taught modules (10 credits each). During the second teaching period (January to March), you will write the literature review (10 credits). After the teaching periods from April to September, you will write a minor dissertation of up to 15,000 words (30 credits).

Assessment

Modules are assessed by written essays and there are no final exams. During the second teaching period (January-March), you will prepare a detailed review of relevant literature under the direction of a staff member. The literature review is written in preparation for your minor dissertation. The grade for the MA is based on assessment for modules, literature review and minor dissertation, with a total of 1,800 marks awarded. Each taught module counts for 200 marks (1,000 in total), the literature review also counts for 200 marks, and the minor dissertation for 600 marks. Taught modules are assessed by written work totalling 5,000 words, which may take the form of more than one piece of work.

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line atwww.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.

Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these additional/supplementary questions are available to view here:CKE53AdditionalQuestions (263kB)

All required supporting documentation (e.g. completed supplementary form, evidence of non-UCC undergraduate/postgraduate qualifications) must be UPLOADED via the PAC "Application Status" link or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway (marked with the applicants PAC application number)

Early applications are encouraged for early decisions

Further Contact Information

Dr. Alessandro Salice
Graduate Studies Director
E: alessandro.salice@ucc.ie
T: + 353 (0)21 490 3871

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee: EUR 6,000 full-time; EUR 3,000 per year part-time

2016 Entry Requirements: Applicants will normally hold at least a Second Class Honours/Grade I primary degree (or equivalent) in philosophy. Students with degrees in cognate areas (such as social sciences, psychology, theology etc.) may be considered. Applicants who are not fully qualified may need to take a MA Qualifying Degree or Higher Diploma in Arts. The Additional/Supplementary Statement form MUST also be completed as part of the application selection process.

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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