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Master of Arts in Continental Philosophy

Approved Abbreviation: MArtsContlPhil


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1824.1

CRICOS Code: 089383M


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2016 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

The Master of Arts in Continental Philosophy offers students the opportunity to benefit from the unique strength of the Philosophy Research Initiative as a centre of internationally recognised scholarship in philosophy. For students wishing to continue to a PhD, the Master of Arts in Continental Philosophy articulates with the research pathway degree (Master of Research) in the second year. This is a challenging, rigorous, innovative degree, developing skills in critical thinking, combined with an education in a broad range of positions throughout the history of continental philosophy to the present day.

Philosophy Group at Western Sydney

Study Mode
One and a half years full-time or three years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Dimitris Vardoulakisenquirieshca@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Bankstown CampusPart TimeInternal See above

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in humanities or social sciences.

In addition to applying to UAC, applicants will be required to provide:

  • a 500 word personal statement
  • a sample of academic writing such as an undergraduate essay, to be assessed by Philosophy staff
  • two letters of recommendation from past teachers.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to the Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points consisting of the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time Start year Intake

Year 1

Autumn Session

102382.1Research Project in Philosophy
102384.1Political Philosophy
102383.1Topics in the History of Philosophy

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Philosophy after the successful completion of 40 credit points of study.

1826 - Graduate Certificate in Continental Philosophy

Spring Session

102380.1Philosophical Aesthetics
102381.1Ethics
102379.1Special Topics in Philosophy

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in Philosophy after the successful completion of 80 credit points of study.

1825 - Graduate Diploma in Continental Philosophy

Year 2

Autumn session

102401.1Masters Project in Philosophy

Or

Articulation Point to the Masters of Research

Students who wish to pursue higher study at a doctoral level can use credit from Year 1 to transfer to the second year of the Masters of Research

International students wishing to take a two-year degree would have the option of articulating to the Master of Research in second year.

Full-time Mid year Intake

Year 1

Spring Session

102380.1Philosophical Aesthetics
102381.1Ethics
102379.1Special Topics in Philosophy

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Philosophy after the successful completion of 40 credit points of study.

1826 - Graduate Certificate in Continental Philosophy

Autumn Session

102382.1Research Project in Philosophy
102384.1Political Philosophy
102383.1Topics in the History of Philosophy

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in Philosophy after the successful completion of 80 credit points of study.

1825 - Graduate Diploma in Continental Philosophy

Year 2

Spring session

102401.1Masters Project in Philosophy

Or

Articulation Point to the Masters of Research

Students who wish to pursue higher study at a doctoral level can use credit from Year 1 to transfer to the second year of the Masters of Research

International students wishing to take a two-year degree would have the option of articulating to the Master of Research in second year.

The timeline for part-time students over four years will involve all coursework units listed above to be completed prior to the commencement of the Masters Project. In normal circumstances the coursework units will be completed by the end of the second year of a part-time degree, although this can be determined on a case-by-case basis.



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