Philosophy

POSTGRADUATE SPECIALISATION

A postgraduate specialisation in Philosophy allows candidates to explore the strengths of the discipline at Sydney, with units of study in the history of philosophy, pragmatism and naturalism, logic, epistemology and metaphysics, philosophy of physical sciences, philosophy of mind and moral, social and political philosophy.

Specialisation outline

Master of Arts
Satisfactory completion of 8 units of study (48 credit points) (cp). A minimum 6 units of study in the subject area are required (36cp). Remaining units of study are chosen from the list of approved electives, or undertaken in a relevant or related field, subject to the approval of the academic coordinator. Candidates electing to undertake a dissertation (12cp) prepare a research proposal and discuss their topic with the academic coordinator prior to enrolling.
Graduate Diploma in Arts
Satisfactory completion of 6 units of study (36 credit points) (cp). All units of study are completed from the list of approved units of study.
Graduate Certificate in Arts
Satisfactory completion of 4 units of study (24 credit points) (cp). All units of study are completed from the list of approved units of study.

Capstone specialisation

Eligible candidates undertaking the degree of Master of Arts have the option of completing a dissertation on an approved topic over two units of study, normally undertaken over two semesters, with a value of 12 credit points, under the supervision of an academic staff member.

Graduate opportunities

Sydney Master of Arts graduates hold an advanced learning qualification in their chosen specialisation that may qualify them for further study or research opportunities in the subject area, or enhance career opportunities with employers who value the outstanding analytical, communications, interpersonal and problem-solving skills of humanities and social sciences postgraduates.

Location

Camperdown campus

Specialisation study mode

On-campus

Our courses that offer this postgraduate specialisation

Not available in 2014