University of Sheffield

Department of Philosophy

MA Philosophy


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

This general course explores key ideas in philosophy. The course is highly flexible allowing you to tailor your program to suit your individual ambitions. If you are a graduate with some knowledge of philosophy this program will enable you to further develop your philosophical knowledge and understanding to a higher level. If you a strong student wishing to transfer into philosophy from another subject this program will help you explore selected topics.

Our academics are active researchers and we have expertise in all the main traditional areas of philosophy, as well as in more recent areas such as feminism and the philosophy of film. You choose from a range of modules which allow you to specialize and gain a more in depth understanding of philosophy and can also gain valuable research and project management skills that will be highly beneficial in your future career.

If you are planning to go on to PhD study, we will work with you to develop a clearly focused topic, and provide you with the knowledge, understanding, and skills you will need to undertake high quality philosophical research.

In addition to your chosen modules, we hold seminars where you can engage with other students’ work and present your own. You can also attend the departmental seminar series where you can listen to and question invited speakers.

The department has a vibrant postgraduate community and an active International Philosophy Student Society. Each year there are at least 10 reading groups on a wide variety of topics, in which graduate students participate along with staff, an annual Reading Weekend and our postgraduate students also organize the Understanding Value conference each year.


We are pleased to offer the Sheffield Scholarship 2016 to all US students commencing a Taught Masters programme in September 2016. The scholarships are: • £2,000 if your tuition fees are between £14,500 and £16,500 • £2,500 for each student paying fees of £16,501 and upwards We also offer scholarships of 50% of the course fee which will be offered on the basis of academic merit.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.5 (with no less than 7 in each part), or TOEFL 630 with TWE 5 (paper based) or TOEFL 267, TWE 5 (computer based) or equivalent. The TOEFL IBT test score has to be 113 or above.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 10420 USD

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