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Philosophy

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ; 15 places

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Course Director

Professor Ben White

Telephone Number

+353-1-896 1526

whitebe@tcd.ie

Website

https://www.tcd.ie/Philosophy/postgraduate/MPhil/

Course Fees

Click here for a full list of postgraduate fees.

Course Description

The Trinity 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 (10 ECTS each) and write a 15,000 word dissertation (30 ECTS). Dissertation will be submitted over the summer with the deadline of 31 August. Taught modules may change from one year to the next depending on staff availability. The following modules were offered in 2019/20:

  • Introduction to Philosophical Research
  • Contemporary Analytical Philosophy
  • Modern European Philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Dissertation

Course Details

Duration

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Number of Places

15

Course Coordinator

Dr Ben White

Next Intake

September 2021

Closing Date

30th June 2021

An 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.

Course Fees

Click here for a full list of postgraduate fees.

Get In Touch

Course Director

Professor Ben White

Telephone Number

+353-1-896 1526

whitebe@tcd.ie

Website

https://www.tcd.ie/Philosophy/postgraduate/MPhil/