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Philosophy (M.Phil.)



The M.Phil. in Philosophy offers the foundation for advanced research in philosophy. Students are given in-depth courses in philosophical methodology, core areas of contemporary philosophy, the Anglo-American and Modern European traditions and the application of contemporary scholarship to key historical figures. Students will also write a dissertation on a topic of their choice in consultation with the course director and their supervisor.

The course incorporates both taught and research components. Students take six mandatory taught modules and write a 15,000 word dissertation. The dissertation will be submitted by 31 August each year. Taught modules may change from one year to the next, with the following modules being offered in 2020/21:

  • Introduction to Philosophical Research
  • Contemporary Analytical Philosophy
  • Modern European Philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Ancient Philosophy Ethics
  • The Development of Analytic Philosophy
  • Ethics
CollegeTrinity College Dublin
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryPhilosophy, Arts & Humanities
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding BodyTrinity College Dublin
Awarding Body DetailsM.Phil.
Course Duration1 year full-time
Entry RequirementsAn undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above (or equivalent) in philosophy is the normal requirement, but applicants who can demonstrate a strong philosophy component in their degree in a different discipline will be considered on a case by case basis.
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