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

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Months of entry


Course content

Whether you’re destined for a philosophy PhD, or you simply want to extend your experience, this course will take your philosophical studies to the next level.

As a Philosophy MRes student you will work week-by-week on essays you choose and plan in collaboration with your tutor. You will work on three modules with at least two different tutors and will undertake a core methodology module. This means you will be able to sample several areas within philosophy and work with different mentors, before choosing your dissertation topic.

The philosophy department at UEA is dynamic, friendly and committed to nurturing your emerging philosophical voice. Our varied and inclusive research team can provide supervision in a large number of areas of philosophy including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Applied Ethics
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • Experimental Philosophy
  • History of Analytic Philosophy
  • Logic
  • Metaethics
  • Nietzsche
  • Phenomenology
  • Philosophy and Film
  • Philosophy and Literature
  • Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Philosophy of History
  • Philosophy of Language/Linguistics
  • Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Philosophy of Medicine
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Psychology
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Social Science
  • Political Philosophy
  • Wittgenstein

Alongside your studies, you will attend a range of research events and seminars, including the postgraduate workshop (where you’ll share your dissertation plans and provide feedback on other students’ work) and the research seminar (with distinguished visiting speakers from Britain and abroad). You might also join the regular Wittgenstein Workshop, or other specialised research meetings.

You will have an academic adviser from the advising team throughout the course of your studies. The adviser is there to provide academic and career guidance, and to support your wellbeing

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

Find out more about UEA’s fees and funding options.

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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