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Bachelor of Arts Philosophy Programme
Minor in Philosophy
Master of Arts in Philosophy Programme
 
MA in Philosophy
The M.A. Programme Details:

The M.A. in Philosophy is a 24-credit programme consisting of six 3-credit taught courses and a 6-credit Research Paper. Students may be admitted, subject to the demand for courses and staff availability, as Full-time or Part-time. Again, subject to student demand and staff availability, courses may be offered in each of the two semesters and/or in the summer. A Full-time student would be required to do 18 credits of taught M.A. courses in the year, and begin the Research Paper in Semester 2, and complete by the end of Summer. For Part-time students, there is a requirement to do a minimum of 6-credits per year, inclusive of the Summer.

Entry Qualifications for M.A. Programme:

Persons with University degrees in any discipline may be admitted. However, persons with little or no background in Philosophy at undergraduate level may be required to come in as Qualifying Students, and pass prescribed undergraduate Philosophy courses, before being admitted to the M.A. Philosophy programme.

The M.A. Philosophy Courses:

 
Code Course Title
Credits
PH60A History of Philosophy …
I
PH60B Advanced Epistemology (or Theories of Knowledge)
I
PH60C Advanced Metaphysics …
II
PH60D
OR
Advanced African Philosophy
II
PH61A Advanced African Diaspora Philosophy … …
N/O
PH60E Advanced Value Theory – Ethics I
I
OR
PH61B
Advanced Value Theory – Ethics II
N/O
PH61C Aesthetics …
N/O
PH60F Social and Political Philosophy
I
PH61D Philosophy of Science …
N/O
PH650 Research Paper
I and II
 
*** T14D, T14E or GT11B must be taken to satisfy the Level I requirements. T14D and T14E are Theology courses and GT11B is a Government course.
** ED20L, ED30K and ED20Q are courses in the School of Education

Students are also required to enroll for and pass the following year-long, non-credit Seminar Course - PH300 (Research in Philosophy), if they have not done this or its equivalent in their Undergraduate programme. The general University regulations apply to this programme.


Key: N/O: Not Offered for 2005-6 Session).


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