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The University of Glasgow

Philosophy

University of Glasgow
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Rank: 19 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: University of Glasgow

Website: www.gla.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £19350

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Description

Our Philosophy MSc offers you the opportunity to work closely with our staff in courses based upon their own expertise and current research. It will introduce you to the cutting edge of recent developments in analytic philosophy, from the practical and applied, to the most theoretical end of the subject.WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • This programme reflects developments at the forefront of the discipline, drawing upon our staff's extensive and internationally recognised expertise in philosophy of perception, epistemology, philosophy of emotion, moral philosophy and more.
  • MSc students will be embedded in a vibrant philosophical research community. Glasgow hosts the interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience bringing together philosophers and scientists to work on the nature of the mind. The Centre has philosophy specialists not only in perceptual experience but also virtual reality, emotions and hedonics.
  • Philosophy is also home to one of the largest and most active epistemology research communities in the world, the COGITO Epistemology Research Centre. COGITO brings together specialists in contemporary epistemology, as well as at the intersection of epistemology with philosophy of language and mind, ethics, political philosophy and philosophy of gender and race. In addition, we host the Forum for Quine and the History of Analytic Philosophy which builds on our local expertise and research links with other UK universities.
  • We host an annual reading party in the Highlands at which students also present papers and are coached on their writing and presentation skills.
  • Philosophy at the University of Glasgow has an illustrious history of original thinkers going against the grain of orthodoxy. Its past professors include such giants of empiricism as Adam Smith and Thomas Reid.
PROGRAMME STRUCTUREThe programme consists of a choice of four semester-length courses across a range of philosophical topics, all driven by the cutting-edge research of our professors and lecturers. There is also a 10,000–15,000-word dissertation to be completed on a topic of your choice, supported by an expert supervisor over the summer, as well as a year-long core course offering training in philosophical research methods.Optional CoursesIn Semester 1, you can choose two optional courses from:MORAL PHILOSOPHYFEMINIST PHILOSOPHYEPISTEMOLOGYPHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGEIn Semester 2, you can choose two optional courses from:POLITICAL PHILOSOPHYPHILOSOPHY OF MINDMETAPHYSICSPHILOSOPHICAL METHODOLOGY

Requirements

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in analytic philosophy. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no sub less than 6)


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About this university

International students

Students travel from around the world to study at the university and its website has country-specific information available. The International Student Support Team is a dedicated advisory service to help students on a range of subjects including immigration, finding employment and dealing with financial matters. For those to whom English isn’t a first language there is also English language courses available through the University Language Centre who also provide language support during the length of study. Student life is organised differently at Glasgow than many universities meaning there isn’t a single student association but rather a number covering different areas. There are two separate student’s unions, dating from the times when one was for male students and the other for female, called the Glasgow University Union (GUU) and the Queen Margaret Union (QMU). There is also a Students Representative Council that is the legal body representing students’ interests in the university and in wider terms. The two unions organise a number of social and cultural groups and events including providing facilities for debating, dining, socialising and meeting rooms. Sports are handled by the Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) that operates both sports clubs as well as fitness classes and drop in sessions.

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