Teaching and learning
Our small group teaching draws directly on the extensive and world-leading research expertise of staff within the department.
You can choose your own pathway through the course, by selecting modules from a choice of aesthetics, ethics, epistemology, meta-ethics, metaphysics and philosophy of mind, all of which will assist you to develop sophisticated analytical skills.
As well as the taught course programme of lectures and seminars, masters students are required to undertake significant amounts of independent study, supported by tutorial and feedback sessions.
You will also be encouraged to engage with our vibrant research culture, and undertake a dissertation which will enable you to pursue in depth a research question of their choice.
Philosophy students are also invited to undertake up to two professional development modules which allow you to apply your specialist masters training in a careers context.
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Facilities and resources
Nottingham has excellent facilities for postgraduate students both in terms of formal teaching and personal study space.
Funding for masters students
The University is committed to making study at Nottingham both accessible and affordable.
The majority of postgraduate students in the UK fund their own studies, often from a package made up of personal savings, parental loans or contributions, bank loans and support from a trust or charity.
However, financial support and competitive scholarships are available and we encourage applicants to explore all funding opportunities at least a year in advance of the start date.
Funding opportunities for postgraduate philosophy students
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