Taught course


UCL - University College London · Philosophy

Entry requirements

A minimum of a lower second-class Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with a strong degree in a non-philosophical subject are welcome. If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. The English language level for this programme is: Good. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

The Philosophy MA enables students to benefit from the acknowledged expertise of UCL's lively, close-knit intellectual community, and also access the stimulation and dynamism of London's wider philosophical community. The programme offers the flexibility for recent graduates in the subject to study chosen topics in greater depth.

The department has strengths in philosophy of mind, language, political and moral philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology and the History of Philosophy..

Our students benefit significantly from our location in London, which is one of the world centres of philosophical activity, home of a number of internationally renowned journals (Philosophy; Mind and Language; Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society) and which hosts regular visiting speakers from across the world. London has over 60 active philosophers making it one of the largest and most varied philosophical communities in the world.

Philosophy MA includes a conversion route with introductory modules for those who have not studied the subject before.

Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years;

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


The programme is taught through a combination of seminars, lectures, and personal teaching and supervision. Students' performance is assessed through a combination of examinations, presentations, coursework and the dissertation.

Course contact details

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