Research course

Philosophical Studies

King's College London · Department of Philosophy

Entry requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree with 1st class honours in which philosophy was the major component.
  • Particularly strong candidates with a high 2:1 (above 65%), or equivalent classification, may also be considered.
  • Applicants who are currently undertaking a Master's degree may be expected to achieve a Distinction.
  • Strong candidates who do not strictly meet the published requirements may be admitted at the discretion of the department of Philosophy.

Months of entry


Course content

We offer three Masters in Philosophical Studies:

  • MPhilStud in Philosophy
  • MPhilStud in Ancient Philosophy
  • MPhilStud in Philosophy of Psychology

The Philosophy Department at King’s is one of the largest research departments in the field in the UK. We offer close personal supervision to students in a wide variety of research areas, with particular strengths in the history of philosophy (analytic and continental, Greek and Roman, Medieval, Early Modern, 18th, 19th, and 20th century); philosophy of mind, action and psychology; epistemology; metaphysics; philosophy of science, especially philosophy of physics and philosophy of medicine; ethics; political philosophy; philosophy of art; logic; and philosophy of language and logic.

For more information on our areas of expertise , our recent research projects and their impact as well as a list of recent publications by our research staff see our department web pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhilStud
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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