|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
At least a Bachelor degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject
(The programme requires Honours degree, or equivalent, in Philosophy or another relevant subject (e.g. Theology, Sociology) or a Joint Honours degree of which Philosophy or another relevant subject is a component.)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Upload documents in original language and translations. Take originals along when you go to study.
IELTS : Score 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band. Or Cambridge English(CAE): Advanced Minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.
Please note: TOEFL IBT test will not be accepted for September 2015 entry.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Two academic references (or if appropriate to the programme applied for, one could be from your employer).
This flexible programme offers a range of modules in the field of ethics, in addition to the opportunity to participate in a research seminar or undertake a placement with an NGO or the equivalent. The programme is designed to accommodate those wishing to study part-time around other commitments. It is equally suitable for recent graduates or post-experience students, for those wishing to go on to further research in one or more of the topics, or for those with a personal interest in the field of global ethics.
You will study six modules, three of which are core Global Ethics modules (see Modules tab for descriptions):
Global Ethics I
Global Ethics II
Research Skills and Methods
Your remaining three modules are optional, and can be chosen from within the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion. Modules available include:
Global Ethics Placement
God, Freedom and the Meaning of Life
Philosophy of Health and Happiness
Value of Life
You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation; the dissertation may be entirely literature-based, or may be based on a placement project.
Over the past five years, over 93% of Philosophy postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation.
Due to the transferable nature of their skills, Philosophy postgraduates traditionally enter a wide range of employment areas, from the Civil Service to finance.
Employers that graduates have gone on to work for include:
Afrikids (child rights organisation);
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust; Muslim Scout Fellowship;
Rights and Humanity;
University of Birmingham;
and University of Edinburgh.