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    This master's course offers the opportunity to acquire the core knowledge and skills necessary to engage in philosophical research. As such it is an ideal preparation for doing a PhD in Philosophy. The MA in Philosophy may be pursued as a one-year, full-time course or a two-year, part-time course. It offers an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to engage critically with contemporary philosophical issues.

    The course is taught by the Mind editorial team: Tom Baldwin (Ethics), David Efird (Philosophy of Mind and Language) and Tom Stoneham (Metaphysics and Epistemology). Additionally, both Tom Baldwin and David Efird have won Vice Chancellor's Teaching awards for 2006.

    The MA Seminar

    The MA Seminar is designed to provide students with detailed knowledge of the core areas of Philosophy. The Seminar consists of three modules:

    * Metaphysics and Epistemology

    * Philosophy of Mind and Language

    * Ethics

    The Seminar in Research Skills

    The Seminar in Research Skills is designed to provide students with a grounding in the skills necessary to contribute to contemporary philosophical debates. The seminar is taught in two terms: in the first term, students learn how to analyse and present advanced research papers; in the second term, they acquire the skills necessary for determining and surveying the resources relevant to a particular research topic, and present their research to colleagues.

    The Project

    The Project gives students experience in approaching a well-defined philosophical problem. The project topics are taken from staff current research interests. Under the guidance of a specialist in the area, they apply the knowledge gained in the taught modules and the expertise acquired through the Seminar in Research Skills.

    The Dissertation

    As an application of the core knowledge, skills and experience gained in the previous stages of the course, the Dissertation enables students to produce a sustained piece of critical writing on a topic of their choosing. A member of staff with expertise in the relevant area will provide supervision.

    Teaching and Learning Methods

    The course is taught by seminars and individual or small group tutorials, permitting students and staff to systematically explore complex issues at the forefront of Philosophy.

    Teaching

    Seminars and individual or small group tutorials.

    Credit Structure

    * Metaphysics and Epistemology (20 Credits)
    * Mind and Language (20 Credits)
    * Ethics (20 Credits)
    * Seminar in Research Skills (10 credits)
    * Project (20 credits)
    * Dissertation (90 credits)

    Assessment Structure

    * Metaphysics and Epistemology (12.5%)
    * Mind and Language (12.5%)
    * Ethics (12.5%)
    * Project (12.5%)
    * Dissertation (50%)

    Admission Criteria

    Normally upper second class honours or equivalent in an undergraduate Philosophy degree


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    Normally, a good first degree in Philosophy is required for admission to the MA in Philosophy.English Language Requirements The University's absolute minimum English language requirements are: * IELTS:6.5 overall, with a minimum of 7.0 in Writing, 6.5 in Reading, 6.0 in Listening and 6.0 in Speaking.* * TOEFL: paper-based 550/ computer-based (CBT): 213/ internet-based (iBT): 79 * Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: A, B, C * Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: A*In all cases, 8-week pre-sessional English language course at York recommended in addition to language score English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 80 (Grade A) TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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