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Master of Arts in Continental Philosophy

Approved Abbreviation: MArtsContlPhil


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1875.1

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 097519M


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 Spring 2018 or later.

For Commencement Year 2016 to Autumn 2018 - please refer to: 1824.1 Master of Arts in Continental Philosophy

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

  • Director of Academic Program - Dr Di Dickenson

Study Mode
Two years full-time or four years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Professor Dennis Schmidtenquirieshca@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 any discipline.

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
  • the name and contact details of two referees.

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 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 160 credit points consisting of the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Note: Some units are offered on a rotating cycle and students enrol depending on which units are being offered in the current year. Intending applicants should check with the Course Advisor prior to commencement if they have any queries regarding the cycle of unit offerings.

Full-time Start year Intake

Year 1

Autumn Session

102382Research Project in Philosophy

Choose one of the following sets of units (see note above)

102384Political Philosophy
102383Topics in the History of Philosophy

Or

102615Theoretical Philosophy
102616Philosophy and Literature

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

Choose one of the following sets of units (see note above)

102380Philosophical Aesthetics
102381Ethics
102379Special Topics in Philosophy

Or

102618Practical Philosophy
102619Philosophy of Nature
102620Philosophy, History and Interpretation

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

Pathway 1

Autumn session

102617Advanced Research Project in Philosophy

Choose one of the following sets of units (see note above)

102384Political Philosophy
102383Topics in the History of Philosophy

Or

102615Theoretical Philosophy
102616Philosophy and Literature

Spring session

Choose one of the following sets of units (see note above)

102380Philosophical Aesthetics
102381Ethics
102379Special Topics in Philosophy

Or

102618Practical Philosophy
102619Philosophy of Nature
102620Philosophy, History and Interpretation

Or

Pathway 2

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

Full-time Mid year Intake

Year 1

Spring Session

Choose one of the following sets of units (see note above)

102380Philosophical Aesthetics
102381Ethics
102379Special Topics in Philosophy

Or

102618Practical Philosophy
102619Philosophy of Nature
102620Philosophy, History and Interpretation

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

102382Research Project in Philosophy

Choose one of the following sets of units (see note above)

102384Political Philosophy
102383Topics in the History of Philosophy

Or

102615Theoretical Philosophy
102616Philosophy and Literature

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

Pathway 1

Spring session

Choose one of the following sets of units (see note above)

102380Philosophical Aesthetics
102381Ethics
102379Special Topics in Philosophy

Or

102618Practical Philosophy
102619Philosophy of Nature
102620Philosophy, History and Interpretation

Autumn session

102617Advanced Research Project in Philosophy

Choose one of the following sets of units (see note above)

102384Political Philosophy
102383Topics in the History of Philosophy

Or

102615Theoretical Philosophy
102616Philosophy and Literature

Or

Pathway 2

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



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