In this degree you will take courses in philosophy and other disciplines, alongside courses that build your skills and experience in public engagement and the social impact of philosophy.
Candidates take the following courses:
- PH5066 - Philosophy and Society (30 credits)
- PH5067 or PH5567- Readings in Philosophy and Society (30 credits)
- PH5568 - Impact and Engagement in Philosophy (30 credits);
- plus one or more approved Level 5 courses offered by another discipline in the University, amounting to 30 credits.
Students may be able to take courses that are not on the approved list, by permission of the degree convener and course coordinator.
Candidates for the MLitt must additionally take: PH5905 - Philosophy and Society Dissertation
We will endeavour to make all course options available; however, these may be subject to timetabling and other constraints. Please see our InfoHub pages for further information.
For more information about the application process, including details about which supporting documents you will be asked to provide, please click here.
The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.
Candidates must normally have an Honours degree to at least 2.1 standard in an appropriate discipline or equivalent qualifications (normally a 3.0 GPA in North America).
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English Language Requirements
To study for a Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:
OVERALL - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0
OVERALL - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21
OVERALL - 62 with: Listening - 59; Reading - 59; Speaking - 59; Writing - 59
Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency:
OVERALL - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169
Read more about specific English Language requirements here.
You will be required to supply the following documentation with your application as proof you meet the entry requirements of this degree programme. If you have not yet completed your current programme of study, then you can still apply and you can provide your Degree Certificate at a later date.
a degree certificate showing your qualifications
a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your degree(s) (original & official English translation)
a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular programme