An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent international qualifications) in physics, mathematics or a programme with a major component in physics or mathematics (for example natural sciences or joint honours physics/mathematics and philosophy).
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Months of entry
The Department of Philosophy has exceptional research strength in philosophy of physics, and very strong links with the School of Physics. Our MA draws on these strengths. It is intended both for students who wish to specialise in philosophy of physics at a higher level, and for individuals with a background in physics or mathematics who wish to make a transition to philosophy and foundations of physics. The course consists of five taught units in philosophy, two taught master's units in physics, and a 15,000-word dissertation.
As a postgraduate student, you will be an active member of the department’s flourishing research culture. You will be encouraged to attend and participate in both the weekly departmental research seminar and in the Philosophy and History of Science seminars, which often feature well-known scholars in the field, from Bristol and beyond. There is also a weekly postgraduate seminar, where you may present your own work before your peers and learn to develop your argumentative strategies in a supportive environment.
Information for international students
See our international equivalent qualifications on our international office website: Country specific information
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
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