Entry requirements for the MA include a BA in Philosophy or suitably related discipline, upper second class or equivalent; entry requirements for the PhD and MLitt include a MA in Philosophy or suitably related discipline.
Months of entry
Assessment methods include progress monitoring by a Supervisory Team followed by submission and examination of the thesis via Oral examination
History of Philosophy; Science, Medicine and Society; Mind, Language and Metaphysics; Applied Phenomenology; Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics
Information for international students
English language requirements include an overall band score of at least 7.0 in the IELTS test (with no element below 6.5) or at least 102 in the TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test) (with no element under 25), achieved within two years of the programme start date.
Fees and funding
Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC); Durham Doctoral Studentships; Departmental studentships and bursaries; Royal Institute of Philosophy studentships and bursaries; British Society for the Philosophy of Science studentships; Opportunities for paid part-time tutoring in the Department.
Qualification and course duration
MA by research
MLitt by research
Course contact details
- Department of Philosophy
- 0191 334 6553
- 0191 334 6551