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MA Philosophy & Artificial Intelligence

Poised at the intersection of the humanities and technology, this innovative Masters degree can equip you with the combination of thinking, communication, and technical skills widely sought in sectors ranging from professional services, to the creative industries and government.


The courses that run in each academic year are subject to change in line with faculty availability and student demand so there is no guarantee every course will be delivered. For further information, please see here and speak to your admissions contact.

Core Courses

  • Mind and Reality (15 credits)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Ethics (15 credits)
  • Minds and Machines (15 credits)
  • Values and Society (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)


Choose two of the following pathways.

Pathways are worth 30 credits and are split into two 15-credit modules.

  • Programming
  • Technology, AI, and Human Values
  • Currents in Philosophy
  • Philosophy in Action
  • Philosophical Foundations

Programming Pathway

Take two courses from:

  • Programming for Data Applications (15 credits)
  • Theory and Applications of Data Analytics  (15 credits)
  • Machine Learning (15 credits)
  • Natural Language Processing with Deep Learning (15 credits)

Technology, AI, and Human Values Pathway

  • Technology and Human Values (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Responsible AI (15 credits)

Currents in Philosophy Pathway

  • Philosophy in the Ancient World (15 credits)
  • Philosophy in the Modern World (15 credits)

Philosophy in Action Pathway

  • Theories of Ethics (15 credits)
  • Topics in Ethics and Political Theory (15 credits)

Philosophical Foundations Pathway

  • Rationality and Reasoning (15 credits)
  • Mind, Meaning, and Metaphysics (15 credits)

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