Research course

Philosophy and Religion

Bangor University · School of Philosophy and Religion

Entry requirements

We would normally expect students starting a PhD or MPhil to hold a first class or a good second-class degree. In many cases PhD applicants have studied to MA level, though this is not compulsory. We accept students on a distance-learning basis, but they should have access to an academic library for easy access of research materials to consult in addition to the online facilities available through Bangor University library.


Months of entry


Course content

The MPhil is awarded for a dissertation of not more than 60,000 words, and the PhD for a dissertation normally of not more than 100,000 words.

The School offers supervision in the following areas of specialism:

  • Philosophy of Religion;
  • Meta ethics and Normative ethics;
  • Meta philosophy;
  • Problem of Evil;
  • Aesthetics;
  • Islamic studies;
  • Fundamentalism;
  • Psychoanalytic studies;
  • Jungian studies;
  • Sociology of Religion;
  • Nietzsche;
  • Wittgenstein;
  • Freud.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English are expected to have achieved an IELTS score of 7.0 with no element below 6.5.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Director of Graduate Studies
+44 (0)1248 383044