Philosophy as a Way of Life (MA)

University of Liverpool the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 5135 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 11862 per year

All study options

About Philosophy as a Way of Life at University of Liverpool

This innovative programme places ancient conceptions of philosophy as a way of life within contemporary analytical and continental environments. Its rationale is the recent resurgence of interest in such conceptions, and the associated concepts of, “happiness” and “well-being”.

You'll share the deeper understanding we've developed of philosophical practice in the context of a well-led life. In particular we'll explore the analogy between philosophy as a treatment for the soul and medicine as a cure for the body.

This analogy’s found in all the world’s great philosophical traditions, though it's used to different effect within each.

With the knowledge and skills you'll gain you'll be well-equipped for research in related areas of philosophy.

The MA in Philosophy as a Way of Life is structured around four core modules.

(including a Dissertation on an aspect of philosophy as a way of life, the bulk of which will be written over the summer up to the end of the programme) and three elective modules totalling 45 credits.

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-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 5135 per yearInternational course feesGBP 11862 per year
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 2568 per yearInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

Admission to our programmes normally requires a 2:1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant field. International qualifications Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. English language qualifications All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University include GCSE English; GCE O level English; AS Level English; A Level English Language; IELTS; TOEFL; Cambridge Proficiency etc. Please see www.liv.ac.uk/international/countries/index.htm for a full list. If you meet our other academic requirements but do not achieve the required level of English, it is possible to come and study at Liverpool on the University’s summer academic English programmes. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a grade of 0.5 (eg you need to improve from 6.0 to 6.5) you should attend the six week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a grade of 1.0 (eg you need to improve from 5.5 to 6.5) you should attend the ten week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 1.5 (eg you need to improve from 4.5 to 6.0) you should attend the 19 week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 2.0 (eg you need to improve from 4.5 to 6.5) you should attend the 29 week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 2.0 or 2.5 (eg you need to improve from 4.0 to 6.0 or 4.0 to 6.5) you should attend the 40 week course. If you require additional English language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23. International Baccalaureate Higher Level (Grade 5) Hong Kong use of English AS level C INDIA Standard XII 70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards WAEC C4-6

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