Philosophy

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MA

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Part Time, Full Time

| Admissions status: Open
STRUCTURE OVERVIEW
Core programme content
  • Dissertation (60 credits).

Indicative non-core content

NB Occasionally, we might need to drop a module, for instance if there is insufficient demand for it from students; but, equally, there is a chance that a few other modules not listed here might end up getting added to the list. Each of these modules is worth 20 credits, except where specified.

• General Philosophy (40 credits)
• Aesthetics
• Early Modern Philosophy
• Ethics
• First-Order Logic (note: presupposes some competence in basic symbolic logic)
• Foundations of Phenomenology
• Greek Philosophical Texts I: Plato (note: presupposes some competence in the ancient Greek language)
• Greek Philosophy I: Plato
• Indian Philosophy I: The Orthodox Schools
• Medieval Philosophy
• Metaphysics
• Philosophy of Language
• Philosophy of Medicine
• Philosophy of Mind
• Philosophy of Psychology I
• Philosophy of Science
• Political Philosophy
• Theory of Grammar
• Ethics II
• Epistemology
• Foundations of Analytic Philosophy
• Greek Philosophical Texts II: Aristotle (note: presupposes some competence in the ancient Greek language)
• Greek Philosophy II: Aristotle
• Greek Philosophy III: Special Topics
• Indian Philosophy II: The Heterodox Schools
• Kant I: Critique of Pure Reason
• Kant II: Moral Philosophy
• Mathematical Logic: Limitative Results (note: presupposes some competence in basic symbolic logic)
• Perspectives on Death & Killing
• Philosophy of Mind II: Special Topics
• Philosophy of Physics
• Philosophy of Psychology II
• Philosophy of Religion
• Political Philosophy II: Special Topics
• Theory of Meaning
• Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy

For a list of modules running in a given year, please check the department's module webpages.


FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
Mostly taught through lectures and seminars; assessed through coursework and/or examinations plus a dissertation.

MODULES
More information on typical programme modules.
NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year.

Module code: 7AAN4021
Credit level: 7
Credit value: 40
Semester:  Full-year 
Teaching pattern: One weekly ninety-minute lecture/seminar, followed by a one-hour logic class
Assessment:  written examination/s;  coursework;  practical/s; 
Formative assessment: 2 x 2,000-word essays, normally one in each semester, plus regular Logic exercises; Summative assessment: 1 x 3-hour end of year examination.

The module is intended for students who are converting into Philosophy at Master's level, and is designed to offer them a broad overview of the general state of play in four key branches of the discipline: Ethics, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics, Epistemology. In essence, it will teach people who might opt to specialise in one area of Philosophy the kinds of basic things that they are likely to be expected to know about the others; as well as providing an appreciation of the interconnected, systematic nature of Philosophy as a whole. There will be a five-week block devoted to each of these four areas. In addition, students will receive training in elementary Symbolic Logic through separate classes, following the main lectures across all twenty weeks.

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/philosophy/modules/level7/7aan4021.aspx

KEY FACTS
Programme leader/s
Dr Jasper Reid
Awarding institution
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
Duration
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Location
Strand Campus.
Student destinations
Usually to further research; also to teaching, management, the financial or the public sector.
Year of entry 2014
Offered by
Lecture theatre