Normally a good first degree either in Philosophy or another subject that could prepare you for a research project within the Department. Please contact the School for details.
Months of entry
January, September, April
We offer PhD supervision on a range of philosophical topics, especially philosophy of science (natural and social), philosophy of mind, social and political philosophy and social/applied ethics.
In addition to an MPhil or PhD, we also offer an MA by Research in Philosophy. This allows you to undertake a research project in an area that interests you, within a shorter timeframe than the two year MPhil or three year PhD. The award of MA by Research is clear evidence to employers, whether academic or professional, of your ability to conduct independent research to produce original material within a prescribed timescale. It is also an appropriate route to a PhD and successful students have the option to transfer to an MPhil or PhD on completion.
Critical social theory; History of German philosophy; History and philosophy of biology; Philosophy and methodology of economics;; Philosophical and social scientific issues relating to the Holocaust; Philosophical anthropology; Philosophy of emotions and embodied cognition; Philosophy of mind; Philosophy of science and technology; Social and political philosophy; Social/applied ethics; Wittgenstein.
Information for international students
We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community.
Fees and funding
The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit our website for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.
Qualification and course duration
MA by research
Course contact details
- College of Social Sciences and International Studies
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