Postgraduate study in Philosophy

What can you study in Philosophy?

Study opportunities reflect our research expertise, which includes the following:

  • Ancient and medieval philosophy
  • Continental European philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Political philosophy
  • Philosophy of language
  • Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of the arts
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of science

You can customise a course of study that achieves a balance between breadth and depth suitable to your needs and interests. At masters level you have the opportunity to focus on in-depth research of one specific area.

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy

A BA with a major in Philosophy. You must have an average grade of B or higher in 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Master of Arts in Philosophy

120-point (one-year) MA

A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Philosophy with an average grade of B or higher. There are higher requirements for some research options.

240-point (two-year) MA

A BA with a major in Philosophy. You must have an average grade of B or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Structuring your specialisation in Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy

Consult the BA(Hons) schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2018 BA(Hons) schedule for Philosophy

Master of Arts in Philosophy

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2018 MA schedule for Philosophy

Courses

Explore the courses you can take as part of a specialisation in Philosophy:

Postgraduate courses

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying Philosophy, you can contact a Postgraduate Adviser.