Taught course

History of Philosophy

King's College London · Department of Philosophy

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree, in which philosophy will normally have been a major component.

Months of entry


Course content

You will specialise in at least three areas, to be chosen from the lists below (no more than one of these should have been previously taken at BA level). You will also attend a weekly research methods seminar, and will normally complete a course in a relevant language, such as Latin or Greek, Arabic or Sanskrit, French or German. In addition, over the summer, you will write a dissertation on a topic in the history of philosophy.

Information for international students

For those students whose first language is not English, please view our English language requirements: www.kcl.ac.uk/graduate/apply/lang.html

Fees and funding

British and EU residents can apply for AHRC studentships. Some Graduate School and School of Arts & Humanities studentships and bursaries are also available. Departmental scholarships: Sorabji Graduate Bursary Fund (maximum £2,000, open to all students); Susan Stebbing Graduate Award (maximum £2,000, open to female students only).

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
+44 (0) 20 7848 2765 / 2232
+44 (0) 20 7848 7200