Our degree offers students a broad range of topics covering everything from pre-Socrates to the present day - Philosophy without any gaps. Suited both to philosophy graduates to expand their philosophical grounding, and to students with first degrees in related subjects to introduce them to key concepts, arguments and texts from across the philosophical spectrum, while bringing them up to a high level in selected specialist areas.
- Offers an amazing selection of optional topics with global reach, both current and historical, covering the entire philosophical spectrum from aesthetics to logic and everything in between.
- Open both to Philosophy graduates and to those converting into Philosophy from other subjects at undergraduate level, with pathways appropriate to their different needs.
- Located in the heart of London.
- The opportunity to study Philosophy without any gaps.
Who should take this course
Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in Philosophy or any other field. Conversion students should show evidence of an interest in and aptitude for the subject.
Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.
- You are required to write a dissertation of 12,000 words.
In addition, you are required to take 120 credits from a range of optional modules which may typically include:
- Early Modern Philosophy (20 credits)
- Foundations of Analytic Philosophy (20 credits)
- Foundations of Phenomenology (20 credits)
- Greek Philosophy I: Plato (20 credits)
- Greek Philosophy II: Aristotle (20 credits)
- Greek Philosophy III: Special Topics (20 credits)
- Indian Philosophy I: The Orthodox Schools (20 credits)
- Indian Philosophy II: The Heterodox Schools (20 credits)
- Kant I: Critique of Pure Reason (20 credits)
- Kant II: Moral Philosophy (20 credits)
- Medieval Philosophy (20 credits)
- Nineteenth-century Continental Philosophy (20 credits)
- Twentieth-century Continental Philosophy (20 credits)
- Aesthetics (20 credits)
- Epistemology (20 credits)
- Epistemology II: Special Topics (20 credits)
- Ethics (20 credits)
- Ethics II: Special Topics (20 credits)
- Ethics of Science & Technology (20 credits)
- First-Order Logic (20 credits)
- Gender & Philosophy (20 credits)
- General Philosophy (40 credits)
- Mathematical Logic: Limitative Results (20 credits)
- Metaphysics (20 credits)
- Metaphysics II (20 credits)
- Modal Logic (20 credits)
- Perspectives on Death & Killing (20 credits)
- Philosophy, Literature & Method (20 credits)
- Philosophy of Biology (20 credits)
- Philosophy of Language (20 credits)
- Philosophy of Medicine (20 credits)
- Philosophy of Mind (20 credits)
- Philosophy of Mind II: Special Topics (20 credits)
- Philosophy of Physics (20 credits)
- Philosophy of Psychology I (20 credits)
- Philosophy of Psychology II (20 credits)
- Philosophy of Religion (20 credits)
- Philosophy of Mathematics (20 credits)
- Philosophy of Science (20 credits)
- Political Philosophy (20 credits)
- Political Philosophy II: Special Topics (20 credits)
- Set Theory (20 credits)
- Topics in the Philosophy of Medicine (20 credits)
- The Concept of Mental Disorder (20 credits)
Up to 40 credits from a range of Master's modules offered across King's College London (including up to 20 credits from Graduate Language Modules offered by King's Modern Language Centre) or at University College London or Birkbeck, subject to approvals.
If you do not have a background in Philosophy, you are normally expected to take the 40-credit General Philosophy module. There are a limited number of spaces available on each optional module, and you will have the opportunity to discuss your choices with your personal tutor.
King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant courses of study. Therefore, modules offered may change.
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About Course Provider
King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.
King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.
Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.
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