Research course

Philosophy (MRes)

Heythrop College · Philosophy

Entry requirements

An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in philosophy

Months of entry


Course content

This MRes Philosophy is aimed specifically at students who wish to go on to do research at PhD level. It follows a similar course structure as the MA Philosophy; all students study core modules in Knowledge and Reality and Research Skills in Philosophy. Students then choose the remaining one or two modules from a set of options which will take you further into the central themes and methods of Philosophy: Logic and Language, Mind and Psychology and Reason and Religion.

This course provides a foundation for further research in philosophy with opportunities to consider a range of philosophical topics alongside explicit and detailed training in the skills necessary for philosophical research.

Information for international students

IELTS (taken within two years of the start of your studies at Heythrop) - 6.5 With no less than 6.5 in each of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Find out more about language requirements and other tests.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The College has established a new Scholarship Fund which is open to postgraduate students starting their studies in September 2014. Scholarships will be awarded to students on the basis of financial need and motivation to study at Heythrop and will be used to reduce the tuition fees charged to students by the College. College scholarships reducing the cost of tuition are also available for qualified teachers, alumni, and applicants with a first class honours degree at undergraduate level.

Please refer to the College website for full details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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