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Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good first- or second-class honours degree in philosophy (or equivalent from a university outside the UK).

Months of entry


Course content

MRes Philosophy is an intensive but flexible research-based philosophy programme for graduates looking to further their studies.

Broaden your philosophical knowledge in an intensive but flexible research-based programme for graduates looking to further their studies.

Learn through a combination of classes, seminars, reading groups, lectures and guest speaker events; and focus your research into your chosen area of study. Our MRes programme is ideal preparation if you are considering undertaking future doctoral research.

The flexibility of our MRes programme enables you to pursue your interests. Structured into weekly MRes seminars where all students present their ongoing work to peers and academics, the course offers regular, individual supervision with expert members of staff in your chosen field.

This course will provide you with valuable skills and the knowledge to succeed, whether you're looking to further your studies or pave the way for a change of career. You will gain a firm philosophical grounding and mastery of specialised areas of study, as well as the ability to critically engage with, and reflect upon, current philosophical debates.

We run a number of events throughout the year dedicated to stimulating and fostering research. These include a full visiting speaker programme, a work-in-progress programme, a graduate seminar, a regular staff-student reading group, and the highly regarded annual Ratio Conference. Our dynamic student and staff community is a vital part of our department, and you will be supported throughout your studies by our dedicated teaching staff and friendly support staff.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,735 per year (full-time)
International students
£16,450 per year (full-time)

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

Globa Recruitment Team