Philosophy

Examine modern and ancient philosophical thinking to address some of the fundamental questions facing humanity today

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Key Facts

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Degree

MA(Hons) Philosophy

Degree Duration

4 years

Pathways Available

International Stage One

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Start Dates

September

Degree Overview

Philosophy explores our existence using critical thinking and argument. If you find yourself thinking about life’s big issues and questions, philosophy could be for you.

We specialise in continental (European) philosophy and teach key texts from the European tradition, including some of the most exciting thinkers of the last century such as Nietzsche, Sartre, Deleuze, and de Beauvoir.

We help you look at how philosophy is important to real-world concerns and contemporary issues by:

exploring films and artwork
discussing important scientific and technological developments
debating controversial ethical issues
looking at how texts written three hundred years ago can be relevant to political situations today
At Levels 1 and 2 you will receive a grounding in ancient and modern philosophy and be introduced to fundamental ideas concerning ethics, epistemology (the nature of knowledge), and metaphysics (the nature of reality).

You then specialise at Levels 3 and 4 by drawing on a range of philosophy modules taught by lecturers engaging in interdisciplinary research.

You will study existentialism in relation to contemporary culture, technology, and film, and topics in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. You will also be encouraged to make links between philosophy and other subjects, such as politics, literature, film, the environment, psychology, and computer science.

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Important

If you do not meet our academic grade requirements for your chosen course, we can offer you an alternative route to begin your studies. Our international incorporated degrees will develop your subject knowledge, academic English and university level study skills.

Why Study this Degree

A philosophy degree provides you with wide-ranging skills which are an advantage in any professional career. You will be able to identify and explain the underlying issues in all kinds of debates.

You will also learn to identify arguments from varied sources and traditions and offer clear responses to these arguments. You can summarise points of view which are not your own and will learn the self-discipline required for independent research.

Our graduates have gone on to postgraduate study and worked in a wide variety of careers including: publishing social work education the music industry civil service

Your Pathways

The IS1 is the first year of a four year International Incorporated Bachelors. And its designed to strengthen your English language abilities and introduce core concepts and knowledge required at university study level.  Once you have successfully completed your studies you will continue the remaining stages of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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International Student Fees

You can find the applicable international student course fee for your chosen pathway study route listed below.

Study Route Tuition Fees (2022-23) Tuition Fees (2023-2024)
International Stage One (IS1) From £12,995 From £12,995
International Stage Two (IS2) From £19,995.00 From £19,995.00
Pre-Master’s (PM) From £10,995.00 From £10,995.00
Please note: There is an additional £200 administration fee payable to Oxford International. Stated fees do not include tuition applicable for your degree course continued at Dundee University.

Scholarships at Dundee

Students at the International College may be considered for a number of Scholarships that are part of the University of Dundee Scholarship offerings, such as the Global Citizenship Scholarship which awards students up to £5,000 per year of study. Another award is the ICD Progressing with Excellence Scholarship which recognises academic achievement while studying at the International College and awards up to £6,000 per year of study.

These scholarships are awarded for the University of Dundee period of study. Other Scholarships may be available for the ICD period of study, and you should contact your agent or Oxford International regional representative for full details of these.

For more information on scholarships available to ICD students visit the ICD Scholarships page.

Oxford International offers a number of scholarship opportunities for students applying for an academic course under the Core Scholarship. The scholarships are targeted at different regions around the world, awards range from partial contribution towards tuition fees to awards covering part or full pathway course fees at the international college.

Please note you’ll have to apply for the Core Scholarship and only a selection of students will be awarded.  For more information on the scholarships we offer to international students please contact us.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.

 

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