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Philosophy and Film (Hons), MA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Dundee, United Kingdom
In this Philosophy and Film (Hons) programme from University of Dundee you will have the opportunity to study with experts in these fields and to work with them on major philosophers such as Plato, Spinoza, Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Bergson, Badiou, and Deleuze.


At Level 1 of this  Philosophy and Film (Hons) programme from University of Dundee, you will study Plato and Descartes, as well as a variety of thinkers on the good life and the nature of reality. At Level 2 you will study existentialist philosophers such as Sartre and Camus in relation to contemporary culture, technology, and film, and topics in aesthetics and the philosophy of art.

For a Philosophy degree, students are required to take any two Level 1 or 2 modules (not necessarily one of each; it could be two at level 1, or two at Level 2).

You can then specialise in Levels 3 and 4 through taking different options including modules on technology, the self, art and religion.

For single Honours students the dissertation in Level 4 is the high point, where you put forward and defend a thesis in an area of philosophy of your choice. Recent dissertation topics have involved music, film, the environment, gender, law, evolutionary theory, artificial intelligence, photography, literature and theatre.


A philosophy degree provides you with intellectual and perceptual skills which are an advantage in the pursuit of any professional career. 

Studying philosophy will allow you to:

  • Identify and explain the underlying issues in all kinds of debate.
  • Read closely and become sensitive to arguments from a variety of sources and traditions.
  • Offer clear and rigorous critical responses to arguments.
  • Summarise and assess points of view which are not your own.
  • Learn the self-discipline required for independent research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Descartes, Thought and Reality 
  • Introduction to Scientific Methods and Creativity
  • Human Futures 
  • Introduction to Aesthetics 
  • Plato and the Good Life 
  • Aesthetics
  • Thinking About Life: Existentialism, Lifeworld, and Dasein
  • Understanding Media 
  • Philosophy, Science, Imagination 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • SQA Higher/Advanced Higher: BBBB (minimum) - AABB (typical) at Higher. 
  • GCE A-Level: BCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) at A-Level. 
  • BTEC: A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDM
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17275 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17275 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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