MA Philosophy

This MA Philosophy is an excellent preparation for a PhD and a career in academia. It also develops critical reasoning, logic, and systematic approaches to problem solving, alongside an ability to analyse an issue from a broader perspective, to allow you to become a visionary, all of which are highly valued by employers in a variety of fields.



Core courses

For the MA Philosophy all students will complete the following compulsory courses.

Mind & Reality

20 Credits

The Mind & Reality course engages students with classic texts and debates on key...… Read More

Values & Society

20 Credits

The Values & Society seminar series engages students with classic philosophy texts...… Read More

In-Depth Study

You will study four in-depth courses to expand your expertise in specific areas of philosophy.


20 Credits

Aesthetics is concerned with experience and objects, and their nature and value.… Read More

Ancient Philosophy

20 Credits

Ancient Greek philosophy from the pre-Socratics to the post-Aristotelian schools.… Read More

Contemporary Ethics

20 Credits

The Contemporary Ethics course investigates the recent ethics literature, with a focu… Read More

Epistemology & Philosophy of Science

20 Credits

This course investigates questions about knowledge and the justification of beliefs, … Read More

History of Ethics

20 Credits

This course investigates the history of philosophical ethics in the west. We study cl… Read More

Kant to Nietzsche

20 Credits

The Kant to Nietzsche course at NCH engages with Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason… Read More


20 Credits

The Logic course at NCH introduces students to the language and tools of classical el… Read More


20 Credits

The Metaphysics course at NCH investigates the fundamental nature of reality, beginni… Read More

Modern Philosophy

20 Credits

Focusing on the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.… Read More

Philosophy of Mind & Language

30 Credits

Foundational concepts, problems, & theories in the philosophy of mind and language… Read More

Political Philosophy

20 Credits

Authority, liberty, democracy, justice, the market: these are themes of enormous inte… Read More


Your studies culminate in the research and preparation of a 10.000 to 15,000-word dissertation on a philosophical topic, which you will defend in a viva voce examination.


60 Credits

Each student writes a 10,000 – 15,000- word philosophy dissertation on an approved to… Read More