Postgraduate Coursework

**PLEASE NOTE: From 2012, the Department of Philosophy will no longer be offering any postgraduate coursework programs** The information below is for continuing students.

Master of Arts (Philosophy)

Degree structure

Candidates for the Master of Arts (Philosophy) are required to complete 48 credit points, including 36 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.

With the permission of the Coordinator of Postgraduate Coursework in Philosophy, the student may elect to write a dissertation (between 12,000 and 15,000 words) which counts for two of the eight units. If this option is pursued, once submitted the dissertation cannot be re-written. Candidates must pass each unit of the degree. Candidates must pass each unit of the degree.

Attendance in the MA can be either part-time (one - two units per semester) or full-time (four units each semester).

Part-time candidates normally take one or two units of study in each semester, across six semesters. The dissertation is completed as a series of two units of study (at any time during the candidature).

Full-time candidates normally take three units of study and Dissertation - Part 1 in the March semester; then three units of study and Dissertation - Part 2 in the July semester, completing the degree in one year.


Graduate Diploma of Arts (Philosophy)

Degree structure

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Philosophy) are required to complete 36 credit points , including 24 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.


Graduate Certificate of Arts (Philosophy)

Degree structure

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Philosophy) are required to complete 24 credit points of core units of study.


Units of Study

Each unit is worth 6 credit points

Core Units

  • PHIL7021 Kant
  • PHIL7810 Supervised Reading Course 1*
  • PHIL7811 Supervised Reading Course 2*
  • PHIL7840 Philosophy and the Science of Happiness
  • PHIL7841 Reasoning, Argument and Explanation

Core units available to the Master of Arts (Philosophy) only

  • PHIL7826 Dissertation Part 1*
  • PHIL7827 Dissertation Part 2*

*Departmental permission required

Electives

  • BETH5000 Core Concepts in Bioethics
  • BETH5102 Philosophy of Medicine
  • BETH5201 Ethics and Biotech: Genes and Stem Cells
  • BETH5203 Ethics and Public Health
  • CISS6005 Ethics, Law and War
  • ECOP6130 Human Rights & International Development
  • GCST6905 Philosophy in the Feminine
  • GOVT6117 International Politics of Human Rights
  • HRTD6906 The Philosophy of Human Rights
  • MECO6902 Legal & Ethical Issues in Media Practice
  • PACS6917 Religion, War and Peace
  • SCLG6901 Citizenship Rights and Social Movements
  • SCLG6903 New Debates in Social Theory
  • WMST6904 Modernity, Modernism and Modern Culture

Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator

Dr Kristie Miller
Phone: +61 2 9036 9663
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