Research course


Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Philosophy
MA by research

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree or overseas equivalent. The department will also consider strong 2:2 degrees. Alternative entry requirements: Relevant professional qualifications and relevant experience in an associated area.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA by Research allows you to conduct independent research culminating with a 40,000 word dissertation. Research is supported by one-to-one supervision with a member of the Philosophy team. There are no required courses, but students on the programme are welcome to audit courses on the taught MA degrees.

Information for international students

English Language requirements:IELTS score of 6.5 with 7 in writing for non-native English speaking applicants. See: http//

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration

MA by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

John Sellars