Baccalaureate in Philosophy

The Baccalaureate in Philosophy (BPh) is a full-time Level 8 award. The programme provides an opportunity to study Philosophy in the Christian and Western intellectual traditions.

Undergraduate - Full Time
1 Year
Application Deadline:
15th June 2018
Late applications considered on a case by case basis
Course Start Date:
September 2018
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Introduction

The Baccalaureate in Philosophy (BPh) is a full-time Level 8 award. The programme provides an opportunity to study Philosophy in the Christian and Western intellectual traditions.

Description

This degree is open to students of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth who study for the Higher Diploma in Philosophy or who take Philosophy and a cognate subject for the Honours BA. They are required to produce a BPh thesis, which must be of similar length to the BA thesis but on a different topic. The essay should be on a topic of Christian philosophy and reflect wide reading and personal reflection. Prospective candidates should contact the Philosophy Office before the end of the second semester in their degree year. In order to be admitted to the BPh examinations, Higher Diploma students must do Epistemology in Year I, as well as the required electives in Year II, and the extended essay.

Timetable

The programme is a one year full-time award, designed to build upon study already undertaken in appropriate subject-areas and at an appropriate level. In particular the following pathways apply:

  • Completion of the Higher Diploma in Philosophy and Arts or Diploma in Philosophy and Arts
  • Completion of a primary award in Philosophy alone or as a cognate subject (minimum of 50%)

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