Taught course

MRes Philosophy

University of East Anglia · School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies (PPL)

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Entry requirements

Degree Subject Philosophy or a related subject

Degree Classification UK BA (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent

Special Entry Requirements A 3000 word essay from your previous degree should be uploaded to your online application.

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Months of entry


Course content

A Philosophy Master's course with a difference: working with Philosophy tutors, you can specialise in an area that you hope to continue at PhD level, or range widely across a variety of fields within philosophy and at the borders between philosophy and adjacent disciplines, especially in those areas where UEA philosophy academics have a special research interest.

One of your modules in the Autumn explores the variety of approaches and methods that feature in various traditions of philosophy. For the other three modules you take supervised essay work with tutors. A whole-year programme of workshops shared with the PhD students develops your skills in presenting your research to others, and helps you grasp what it would be to work on a PhD. You finish with a substantial dissertation in which you can develop an original idea at greater length.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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