Master of Arts (Philosophy)

School of Philosophy & Theology, Fremantle Campus

The Master of Arts (Philosophy) is designed to facilitate the skills associated with studying philosophy and build a firm foundation for independent research. This highly-focussed program will appeal to students from a wide range of academic backgrounds and provides a thought-provoking overview of this fascinating discipline. Over the course of your studies, you will be required to take 13 philosophy courses from the University’s annual roster and also complete a supervised research project based on a philosophical text.

  • Why study this degree?

    Our Master of Arts (Philosophy) program covers the essential analytical skills associated with the study of philosophy and also provides a strong basis for independent research. By undertaking a Master’s degree, you have the opportunity to explore subject areas which are particularly interesting to you and develop them into a research project.

    The degree allows students to explore their interest in philosophy, which can help further their current professional skills. Depending on their choice of program, students cover diverse areas such as Natural Law, Cosmology, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Language and Moral Philosophy. The Supervised Research Project also allows a close reading and analysis of a particular text in philosophy.

  • Program summary

    Sample Courses:

    • History of Philosophy – Ancient
    • Metaphysics – Theories of Being and Existence
    • Natural Law
    • Philosophy of Love and Friendship
    • Political Philosophy

    Special Topics in Philosophy and Ethics

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Entry requirements

    The program is open to applicants who have a recognised Bachelor's degree in any discipline.

  • Fees and costs

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    The FEE-HELP loan scheme assists eligible fee-paying students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your FEE-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index.

  • More information

    For more information on the Master of Arts (Philosophy), please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

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