Master of Arts (Philosophy)

Have you always harboured a fascination with philosophy? Are you attracted by “big questions”? No matter what you studied as an undergraduate, this master’s degree will allow you to follow your passion – for professional or personal reasons. The University of Notre Dame Australia Master of Arts offers you the opportunity to explore subject areas aligned with your own interests and then develop these interests via a research project.

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Key Facts



() Master of Arts (Philosophy)

Degree Duration

2 Years :


Start Dates

February | July

Degree Overview

If you are interested in studying philosophy, you will benefit from The University of Notre Dame Australia’s highly-focused program and tradition of educating the whole person. Through the University’s Core Curriculum, all of our students study both theology and philosophy, but the Master of Arts (Philosophy) will particularly appeal to students who have either a professional or personal interest in philosophy.

This program is a coursework degree and includes a research project component. You will complete a core course in Reason and Revelation and 12 Philosophy courses of your choice, followed by a supervised research project in an area of your choice.

Your studies begin within the context of the University, with Reason and Revelation, which begins with philosophical analysis and explanation of concepts of reason, reasoning, and believing and acting upon reasons. It then relates reason to revelation (Scripture and Tradition) before considering the relationship between philosophy and theology.

Assessment consists of assignments, essays, presentations and research papers. Most classes take place in the evenings or during regular teaching hours and are a mixture of workshops, lectures, seminars and tutorial discussions. Lessons are engaging and lively, taking place in an atmosphere of interpersonal exchange.

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  • CRICOS code: 085832A
  • Available in Sydney and Perth

Why Study this Degree

Graduate job-ready with industry-specific skills and knowledge

Benefit from a unique, personalised approach to education and pastoral care

Lecturers are industry professionals and leaders in their field

Discover The university of Notre Dame Australia

University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth (CRICOS: 01032F)

The University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi-campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth.

Notre Dame has a strong commitment to honouring the individual,  and recognises that each student is graced with their own gifts and talents. Notre Dame believes that higher education should prepare students for a rich, fulfilling and reflective life, not just a career path.

Notre Dame has been rated 5 stars in the Good Universities Guide 2024, undergraduate and postgraduate categories for Learner Engagement, Skills Development, Graduate Salary, Full-Time Employment

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