UCD School of Philosophy has a thriving postgraduate community with over sixty students working on topics from across the philosophical spectrum. The School prides itself on cultivating a supportive and friendly atmosphere, and there is plenty of intellectual stimulation on offer in the form of seminars, reading groups, symposia, and an annual postgraduate conference. It is also home to the international postgraduate philosophy journal, Perspectives.
The School offers a number of MA programmes. Each programme comprises six taught modules and a dissertation of 12-15,000 words. Students taking these courses full time take three modules in the first semester, three in the second, and submit their dissertation at the end of August. (Part time, this will mean three modules in the first year, three in the second, with the dissertation due at the end of the second August. Part time students may decide, in a given year, whether to take one module in the first semester and two in the second, or vice versa.)