The course teaches students comprehensive and specialised subjects in philosophy; it develops skills in critical thinking and analysis. By exposing students to both the broad themes of philosophy and specialized topics and key historical figures, students will gain an advanced understanding of the field.
The overall course objectives of the programme are:
- Students will gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of philosophy, including knowledge that is at the forefront of the field.
- Students will be able to apply their academic scholarly abilities to produce innovative analyses of key philosophical topics.
- Students will display original thinking on the basis of the knowledge they gain in the course.
- Develop advanced, innovative, and multi-disciplinary problem-solving skills
- Communicate philosophical concepts clearly and unambiguously to specialised and non-specialised audiences
- Develop advanced abilities related to research methods and the conventions of appropriate, graduate-level philosophical writing.
- Critically evaluate alternative approaches to solving key philosophical questions on the basis of academic scholarship and case studies, demonstrating reflection on social and ethical responsibilities.
- Formulate philosophical judgments and despite incomplete information by integrating knowledge and approaches from diverse domains including academic scholarly articles, verbal discussions, and original ideation and research.
- Enquire critically into the theoretical strategies for handling key philosophical questions.
- Develop new skills in response to emerging knowledge in the field and professional techniques to demonstrate leadership and innovation in the scholarly community.
- Formulate research-based solutions to philosophical and scholarly questions in environments of incomplete information.
- Manage decisions with autonomy in complex and unpredictable environments
- Organise projects and people for scholarly discussions in a way that is responsive to the conventions of professional philosophical engagements.
- Demonstrate learning skills needed to maintain continued, self-directed study.