The normal entry requirement for MPhil or MPhil with the intention of transferring to a PhD (the route which most of our doctoral candidates take) is a first-class or upper second-class UK honours degree or equivalent. Applications also welcomed from those holding qualifications other than the above and will be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the work proposed. The normal entry requirement for the degree of PhD is a recent master's degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed research and which has included research training and a research project.
Months of entry
January, September, April
The overarching research theme is the investigation of human nature by studying philosophical, theoretical and religious ideas throughout history, by engaging and with the distinction between human and animal life.
Philosophy of mind; of action; of language; of religion; of biology; Epistemology; Ethics; History of Philosophy; Religion, philosophy and psychoanalysis; Theology and philosophy of love; Religion, sexuality and gender; Philosophy of religion; Religion, health and well-being; 20th-century German churches; Human nature; Methodologies for the study of religions; New religious movements.
Information for international students
If your first language is not English, you must satisfy our English language requirements by providing us with evidence of a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, TOEFL score of 575 (paper-based) or 90 (internet-based).
Fees and funding
Funding opportunities can be found at: Finance
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Tom Crook
- +44 (0) 1865 484998