Taught course

Philosophy 2+2

University of Warwick · Department of Philosophy

Entry requirements

First-class honours degree (or equivalent) in Philosopy or with a significant philosophical component; a strong personal statement; two writing samples of 2500 words each.

Months of entry


Course content

If you wish to study Philosophy at an advanced level, selecting the MPhil option will enable you to progress from two years taught skills training into a further two years research-focused doctoral study.

You will pursue advanced research topics in three of the main areas of Philosophy and you’ll be assigned a different academic specialist to supervise your work for each one. Your learning will centre primarily on the regular production of sustained pieces of philosophical prose and their critical scrutiny in your one-to-one fortnightly supervisions.

Supervisions give you an unparalleled opportunity to explore ideas closely with experienced academic colleagues as you develop your own PhD research topic.

Information for international students

For guidance on English language requirements, please visit this page: English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

There are several funding opportunities available for students applying for this course. These include external awards, wider University awards and departmental scholarships. Details can be found here: Funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
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