Entry requirements

A one-year research 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

There is a provision for those who have sufficient graduate training in Philosophy to be admitted to the three-year MPhil/PhD programme. Research areas include: 19th-century German philosophy 19th- and 20th-century continental philosophy Ancient philosophy Epistemology Ethics History of 20th-century philosophy Metaphysics Philosophy of language Philosophy of mathematics Philosophy of mind Political philosophy Philosophy of science

Information for international students

See: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international-students

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT)
International students
£16,690 (FT)

The department has a set of funds to offer awards to research students which are allocated on the basis of merit and need. These include the Follett Scholarship, a one-year award of £13,000; the S V Keeling Scholarship, a three-year scholarship to support research in philosophy, principally in ancient philosophy, worth £7,500 per year; Ayer, Dawes Hicks, Jacobsen, Melhuish, J S Mill Scholarships, each worth £500–£1,000.

Funding opportunities available for students taking research programmes are available at: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Mr Richard Edwards
+44 (0)20 7679 7115
020 7679 3001