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MA Philosophy & Artificial Intelligence

Poised at the intersection of the humanities and technology, this innovative Masters degree can equip you with the combination of thinking, communication, and technical skills widely sought in sectors ranging from professional services, to the creative industries and government.


The courses that run in each academic year are subject to change in line with faculty availability and student demand so there is no guarantee every course will be delivered. For further information, please see here and speak to your admissions contact.

Core 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

AI & Data Ethics (PG)

15 Credits

Explore ethical issues that arise in Data Science and the related field of AI… Read More

Minds & Machines (NCHAI750)

15 Credits

The Minds and Machines course engages students with philosophical thinking and AI… Read More

In-Depth Study

Your in-depth study courses will help you develop expertise in specific areas of Data Science or Philosophy. You will choose two of the following topics.

Data Science:

Programming with Data (NCHAI758)

15 Credits

Learn programming in Python… Read More

Foundations of Data Science (NCHAI759)

15 Credits

Analyse data sets in Python using modern data analytics libraries … Read More



15 Credits

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

Philosophy of Science

15 Credits

Investigate the epistemological, methodological and ontological dimensions of science… Read More

Philosophy of Language

15 Credits

How are the meanings of our expressions fixed?… Read More

Philosophy of Mind

15 Credits

What, if anything, is the mind, and how does it relate to the body?… Read More

Formal Logic

15 Credits

Explore the languages and tools of classical elementary logic … Read More

Technology & Human Values (NCHPH757)

15 Credits

Exploration of the social, political, and ethical dimensions of emerging technologies… Read More

Further Study (Choose one)

Aesthetics (Level 7)

20 Credits

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

Ancient Philosophy (NCHPH723)

20 Credits

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



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History of Ethics (NCHPH726)

20 Credits

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

Kant and Post-Kantian Philosophy (NCHPH743)

20 Credits

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

Metaphysics (NCHPH729)

20 Credits

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

Political Philosophy (NCHPH733)

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 12,000-word dissertation on a philosophical topic, which you will defend in a viva voce examination.

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