IGNOU Master of Arts in Philosophy (MAPY) Courses & Syllabus

The Indira Gandhi National Open University offers admission to Master of Arts in Philosophy in both January and July session. It is a two-year master degree programme which includes the courses worth 64 credits Where each credit is equivalent to 30 study hours which consist of all the learning activities. Therefore, the students who are pursuing the IGNOU MA Philosophy programme has to pass out all the courses (64 credits) within the maximum duration to make themselves eligible for the master degree. Also, check out details about IGNOU MA Philosophy Admission.

In IGNOU MA Philosophy first year courses, there is one compulsory course and eight elective courses out of which students need to choose six courses. The compulsory course MPY-001 is of 8 credits whereas other elective courses are 4 credits each. In the same way, there is one compulsory course MPY-002 in the second year which is also of worth 8 credits and six elective courses to choose out of ten courses.

The students can also check out the latest IGNOU Prospectus to know about the IGNOU MA Philosophy and the related course syllabus. In a simple way, we can say that this master degree programme has two major components: i.e. 1) Compulsory Courses (16 credits) 2) Elective Courses (48 credits).

The students have to select 6 electives in both first year and second year respectively. To obtain the master degree certificate, the students has to earn 64 credits over a minimum period of 2 years and the maximum period of 5 years. We have mentioned below the IGNOU MAPY Courses with details such as Course Code, Course Name, and Credits:

IGNOU MAPY First Year Subjects

Course Code Title of the Course Credits
Compulsory Courses
MPY-001 Indian Philosophy 8
Elective Courses (Choose any six)
MPYE-001 Logic 4
MPYE-002 Ethics 4
MPYE-003 Epistemology 4
MPYE-004 Philosophy of Human Person 4
MPYE-005 World Religions 4
MPYE-006 Dalit Philosophy 4
MPYE-007 Research Methodology in Philosophy 4
MGP-005 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution 4

IGNOU MAPY Second Year Subjects

Course Code Title of Course Credits
Compulsory Courses
MPY 2 Western Philosophy 8
Elective Courses (Choose any six)
MPYE-008 Metaphysics 4
MPYE-009 Philosophy of Science a Cosmology 4
MPYE-010 Philosophy of Religion 4
MPYE-011 Philosophy of Arts (Aesthetics) 4
MPYE-012 Tribal Philosophy 4
MPYE-013 Philosophy of Technology 4
MPYE-014 Philosophy of Mind 4
MPYE-015 Gandhian Philosophy 4
MPYE-016 Aurobindo Philosophy 4
MPYP001 Dissertation 4
Total Credits 64

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