Philosophy - Leeds

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by GregWatts, Oct 3, 2020.

  1. GregWatts

    GregWatts Active Member

    Just finished up a MA in Moral Philosophy (applied ethics). If anyone is interested in such a program, would be glad to provide insight.
  2. Dustin

    Dustin Member

    Was it a distance program, and are you British? What was the application process, tuition fee like? Favourite course, least favourite?
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  3. GregWatts

    GregWatts Active Member

    Will try this again. It is 100% distance. I am not British and currently live in the US. The only "unique" part of the application process is that an interview was required. They accommodated time zones, methinks this is a "quality control" measure. 9K GBP or around 11K USD (yes, you heard that right, 11K for a graduate degree from a Russell Uni). The course in moral theory was great (the instructor had an "attitude" but he also had a PhD from Oxford and an expert in the field). The course on the "ethics of consent" didn't engage. The program consists of 8 courses and a ~12K dissertation. Definitely rigorous, at least if one pursues a decent grade.
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  4. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member


    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Congrats! So far, I have a great experience with the British university; I am studying MBA at Imperial College London via distance learning. There are a lot of networking opportunities and career guidance. After I complete my MBA, I plan to start my research Ph.D. in Management at the University of Glasgow or the University of Leicester via distance learning as well.
  6. GregWatts

    GregWatts Active Member

    Yes, I understand the bias to go local and it may makes sense in certain situations but there are tremendous opportunities in the UK. I've read some criticisms that the UK degrees have been watered down somewhat (where have they not) but still rigorous options for relatively decent fees.

    That is probably the greatest draw back for some; you definitely need to "earn" the degree.
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