Entry requirements

The usual prerequisite for the MPhil/PhD is a one-year research degree in Philosophy or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Direct admission to the PhD requires the MPhil Stud (or equivalent). All applicants for research degrees must submit two short pieces of work, of about 2,000 words each, with their application.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our research is consistently ranked among the best in the country. The department has a lively and flourishing postgraduate community, and advanced research students are offered opportunities to gain teaching experience. We enjoy 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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    full time
    36 months
      part time
      60 months

      Course contact details

      Name
      Mr Richard Edwards
      Email
      philosophy@ucl.ac.uk
      Phone
      +44 (0)20 7679 7115