A one year full-time or two-year part-time course, the programme offers postgraduate teaching in topics in analytic and modern European philosophy, and emphasises the enhancement of skills relevant to advanced philosophical research.
* Preparation for further research in analytic and/or continental philosophy or as a stand-alone postgraduate qualification.
* Teaching is by seminars and discussion.
* Staff offer specialist courses and dissertation supervision in the fields of their research interests.
* Extensive library holdings of books, journals, and electronic sources.
* Regular research seminars with visiting speakers, and additional postgraduate research seminars.
Students are required to take four modules, each consisting of a weekly seminar for ten weeks, then to research and submit a dissertation of up to 15000 words on a topic of their own choosing (but subject to approval by the Board of Studies).
Full-time students take two modules per semester, part-time students take one. Modules are to be chosen from this list:
* Analytic Philosophy
* European Philosophy
* Agency and Responsibility
* Epistemology and Ethics of Belief
* Philosophy of Mind
* Twentieth Century Philosophy of Language in the Two Traditions
Each module is assessed by a 4000 word essay. In each case, students are provided with feedback on a first draft of 3000 words.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Applicants from the United Kingdom will normally be expected to have a degree in Philosophy, either Single Honours or Joint Honours, at least at 2.1 level. Applicants with degrees in related disciplines may also be considered. Applicants from abroad should have an equivalent qualification or period of study.Additional experience may, in appropriate cases, compensate for a degree result below 2.1. Applications from non-graduates eligible for entry under Cardiff University Regulations will also be considered.Applicants will usually be asked to submit written work to be considered with their application.Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to meet the minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS).Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 600 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.