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Entry requirements

A first-class UK Bachelor's degree in Philosophy or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. All applicants for research degrees must submit two short pieces of work, of about 2,000 words each, with their application.

Months of entry


Course content

Our research is consistently ranked among the best in the country. The department has a lively and flourishing postgraduate community, and enjoys collaborative connections with other London universities, and the activities of the nearby Royal Institute of Philosophy, the Aristotelian Society, and the University of London Institute of Philosophy.

Research areas

  • 19th-century German philosophy
  • 19th- and 20th-century continental philosophy
  • Ancient philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • Feminist philosophy
  • History of 20th-century philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of language
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Political philosophy
  • Philosophy of science

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhilStud
    full time
    24 months

    Course contact details

    Mr Richard Edwards
    +44 (0)20 7679 7115