Research course

Philosophy

Institution
Open University · Department of Philosophy
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance requirement is an upper second class honours degree or masters degree, relevant to the proposed area of study, from a recognised higher education institution in the UK.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Research is at the heart of the Philosophy discipline at the OU. Our full-time members of staff are all active researchers, specialising in a range of subjects across the disciplines. Staff regularly work with and consult for other institutions and multimedia broadcasters, particularly concerning value, reasons and norms (metaphysics and mind), and the history of philosophy (particularly the post-Kantian European philosophy). Recent themes of research include making good decisions, bioethics, knowing and deciding, and justice.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
15 months

Course contact details

Name
Discipline Convenor
Email
FASS-Philosophy-PG-Admissions@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 654472