At least an upper second-class Honours degree in Philosophy (or a Joint Honours degree of which Philosophy is a component). Candidates with degrees in other relevant subjects (e.g., Psychology) are also encouraged to apply. We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. Standard English language requirements apply.
Months of entry
On this programme you will explore issues in philosophy of mind and the cognitive sciences, such as the nature of intentionality, physicalism, philosophical issues concerning rationality and interpretation, and consciousness. You will be taught by a vibrant community of philosophers, who pursue original research on a wide range of topics giving you expert supervision for your dissertation.
You will study six modules in total, three of which are core Philosophy modules:
- Research Skills and Methods
- Philosophy of Mind
- Philosophy of Cognitive Science or Philosophy of Health and Happiness
Your remaining three modules are optional, and can be chosen from within the School of Psychology or the School of Computer Science.
You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.
Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days. Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays
If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk
Information for international students
International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate enquiry service
- 0121 414 5005