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Taught Master of Arts in Contemporary Western Philosophy

The taught MA in Contemporary Western Philosophy is open to students with a B.A. (Ord) degree and B.A. (Hons) degree in philosophy.

Students who do not possess a degree in Philosophy will be considered by the department's Board of Studies.

 The study units of the taught MA in contemporary philosophy include

  • Communication and Community 
  • Philosophical Explorations of Popular Cinema 
  • The Philosophical Foundations of Media Theory 
  • Selected Texts: Nietzsche and Foucault 
  • Directed Studies  
  • Philosophy, History and Historiography 
  • Thinking the Political: Law, Sovereignty and Cosmopolitanism 
  • Logic and Laughter 
  • Transcendence in Contemporary Philosophy 
  • Feminist Philosophers 
  • The Philosophical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence 
  • Speculative Realism, Realism and Anti-Realism



M.A. (by research)

Only students in possession of a B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy will be considered.

Students interested in writing an M.A. (by research) should inform the Head of Department on the subject they are interested in pursuing and it is the Board of Studies of the Department which assigns a supervisor for the student.

M.A. Programme of Studies:

Ethics

Political Philosophy

Metaphysics

Hindu Philosophy

Sanskrit

Philosophy of Communication 

 

The Department is not obliged to provide supervision if there is no available supervisor and if the area proposed is beyond the remit of the Department.


An M.A. (by research) should be of up to 50,000 words in length (plus or minus 5 per cent) including footnotes, but excluding the bibliography and appendices. Students should follow one of the Manuals of Style (Chicago or Harvard) indicated on the web site of the department of philosophy.

University Regulations

http://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/47390/harmonisedregs-09.pdf

Faculty Regulations and Bye-Laws

http://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/95147/MA-Arts-BL-2009.pdf


Doctoral Programme of Studies

Only students with an M.A. in Philosophy will be considered eligible for the doctoral programme in philosophy

The Department of Philosophy offers doctoral supervision in the following areas of study:

Ethics

Political Philosophy

Metaphysics

Hindu Philosophy

Sanskrit

Philosophy of Communication 


Students interested in writing a Ph.D should inform the Head of Department on the subject they are interested in pursuing and it is the Board of Studies of the Department which assigns a supervisor for the student.

The Department is not obliged to provide supervision if there is no available supervisor or if the area proposed is beyond the remit of the Department.

A Ph.D should be of up to 100,000 words in length (plus or minus 5 per cent) including footnotes, but excluding bibliography and appendices.

Students should follow one of the Manuals of Style (Chicago or Harvard) indicated on the web site of the department of philosophy.

University Regulations

http://www.um.edu.mt/registrar/regulations/general/phd

Faculty Regulations and Bye-Laws

http://www.um.edu.mt/registrar/regulations/faculties/arts/phd-bl-arts-2009

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Notices

B.A. and B. Hums Interviews
Information regarding the interview dates for B.A./B.A. (Hons) and B. Hums mature applicants

Student Representatives on Board of Studies

Student Representatives on the Board of Studies



Undergraduate Semester Timetables 2018/19
Undergraduate students may download the Semester Timetables from this page.

Postgraduate Semester Timetables 2018/19
Postgraduate students may download the Semester Timetables from this page.

 


Certificate in Language Proficiency
Information regarding the Certificate in Language Proficiency, including Semester 1 and Semester 2 timetables.





Approved Combinations of Areas of Study
Approved Combinations Of Areas Of Study for October 2018

Diploma fil-Letteratura Maltija
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Students' Requests Committee Meeting: Undergraduates only
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Long Essay/Dissertation/Thesis Authenticity Form
Authenticity Form for Long Essay/Dissertation/Thesis




 
 
Last Updated: 10 July 2018

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