Career Opportunities After MA Philosophy

By the term ‘scope’ of anything you have to mean ‘the area of work’ of that thing. When you ask ‘what is the scope of art’- you mean with what kind of things is art connected, what are the different works that art does, what are the causes, what are the uses and abuses etc. In the same way, when you ask “what is the scope of philosophy”, you mean the type of works that philosophy does. There may be a huge member of works that any study or discipline might be doing and yet there are only some works which constitute the core of a particular study. There are certain core areas in which philosophical investigation is active. If these are demarcated, we shall have found the scope of philosophy. You should take this as tentative information, for the final information is not available. The scope keeps on increasing or expanding. Just as you cannot completely specify the scope of science: whether it is physics, or physics and chemistry; or it includes botany and biology and anthropology and psychology and sociology. You are not sure. But about physics and chemistry, you are sure. In the same way, though you cannot have a detailed scope of philosophy.Here are alots of career opportunities after MA Philosophy in Pakistan and all over the world.Some branches of philosophy are listed below

  • Epistemology
  • Metaphysics
  • Ethics
  • Aesthetics
  • Theology

MA Philosophy Career Prospects

Many Philosophy students have no idea what to do after graduating and they feel that their degree does not equip them for any career in particular. Consequently they may drift into undemanding jobs that do not really make use of the skills they have acquired at University. The good news is that, although you may not realize it, your degree has equipped you with lots of skills which are of great interest to employers. There is probably no subject better than Philosophy in terms of transferable skills, that is, skills which you learn during your degree but can then apply in other situations. In Philosophy you are trained to reason analytically about very difficult, and sometime messy, problems, and to express your conclusions in clear prose. You are expected to engage in rational debate, putting forward arguments, and listening and evaluating opposing viewpoints. These skills are largely independent of the actual subject matter of Philosophy, and very useful for a wide variety of occupations.

The scope in a discipline like philosophy is whatever you want it to be. That’s the beauty of the science. However, if you want to make it beautiful for you, you have to know what you want to get from it. The biggest hurdle is how you intend to interact with the world. If you’re in it for knowledge, then you can get paid enough to eat and sleep while you learn. If you’re in it for recognition, then you’re going to have to shape your studies to fit what people want to know. Then you’re going to have to get good at explaining things to them in a way they appreciate. Nevertheless, the scope is determined by what you intend to get from the discipline. If you’re clear on that, the rest will follow. If you’re not, you need to get clear otherwise you’re wasting your time, money, and future. There’s very little applicable paying positions for philosophers who don’t want to have a professorship in a university somewhere.

Govt Jobs After Masters in Philosophy

  • Further education teacher
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Lecturer in university

Private Jobs After MA Philosophy

  • Barrister
  • Civil Service
  • Health service manager
  • Local government officer
  • Marketing executive
  • Newspaper journalist
  • Paralegal
  • Psychotherapist
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Solicitor
  • Content writer
  • Research assistant
  • Stockbroker

Jobs in Important Fields After MA Philosophy

  • Journalism
  • Researcher
  • Diplomat
  • Lawyer
  • Counselor
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Computer & Technology


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