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The award
Masters Degree

How long you will study
semester

Domestic course fees
EUR 6750 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 18300 per year

All study options

About MA in Philosophy at School of Philosophy, University College Dublin

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.)

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 awardMasters DegreeHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 6750 per yearInternational course feesEUR 18300 per year

Notes about fees for this course

EU Fees status is determined by residency. 

Please note that scholarships for non-EU students are also available through UCD International.

Entry requirements

Candidates may apply for admission to the MA Degree Programme if they have obtained one of the following:

(i) A BA degree with at least Second Class Honours, Grade I in Philosophy (or in a subject where the degree programme contained a significant proportion of philosophical components)
(ii) A Joint-Honours BA degree with at least Second Class Honours, Grade I in Philosophy (or in a subject where the degree programme contained a significant proportion of philosophical components) and at least Second Class Honours, Grade II in the second subject
(iii) Second Class Honours, Grade I (or equivalent standard) in a relevant postgraduate diploma
(iv) Where the programme is interdiscplinary, applicants should have obtained the above in one of the core subjects of the MA programme.

However, all applicants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis so that in certain exceptional cases an award at a lower level or a 2.2 classification may be considered.

Fluency in English is a requirement.  Candidates who have not completed their primary (bachelor's) degrees with English as the language of instruction will need to satisfy the University College Dublin's English Language Requirements.

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