Taught course


Kingston University · Kingston School of Art

Entry requirements

A 2:1 or above honours degree, or equivalent, in philosophy or a related subject. Candidates with non-standard qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

The Philosophy MPhilStud course is a unique and intensive two-year programme – the only one of its kind in the UK.

It is dedicated to postgraduate study and research in the tradition of modern European (or 'continental') philosophy. You will be able to study in more depth and with a more intense research focus than is possible in a one-year MA.

You'll be based at the UK's leading Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy. (CRMEP) at Kingston University, where you will be part of a large, supportive and stimulating postgraduate community.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

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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