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Master of Arts in Philosophy (International Justice) (Advanced Seminars & Shorter Thesis)

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  • Objectives
    By the end of the course students will have developed their ability to conduct research on and analyse key concepts and arguments in the field of international justice.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Arts in Philosophy (International Justice) (Advanced Seminars & Shorter Thesis)
  • Course description
    The MA is an eighteen month research degree in philosophy for which students must complete 100 points worth of credit. Students take one core subject (12.5 points) and one elective (12.5 points) during the first two semesters of the course and complete one 20,000 word thesis (75 points) by the end of the third semester.

    Assessment is based on two 5,000 word essays (one for each course taken) and one 20,000 word thesis.

    Thesis subject

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    161-520  Shorter Thesis - Philosophy Int. Justice
    A shorter thesis based on original research, on a topic approved by the course co-ordinator.     RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year     N/A

    Compulsory subject


    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    161-515  Global Justice
    This subject begins with an analysis of recent attempts to justify the claim that duties of justice apply to the world as a whole. This cosmopolitan point of view is contrasted with nationalist positions which seek to limit duties of distributive jus...     Semester 1     12.50

    Elective subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    161-514  Violence, War and Terrorism
    Today, war is still a salient feature of international relations, while terrorism takes on ever more international character and scope. The subject will explore the philosophical—conceptual and moral—issues to do with violence...     Semester 2     12.50

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