Taught course

Graduate Diploma in Philosophy

University of York · Department of Philosophy

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have an upper-second class honours degree, or equivalent first degree in any subject.  If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to. For more information, see: www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/international/english/

Months of entry


Course content

This course is intended to provide an opportunity for students with no background in Philosophy to do advanced work in the subject and to obtain an Honours-level qualification in it. The course is open to those who already have an upper second first degree, and it may be taken on either a full-time basis (9 months) or a part-time basis (18 months). The first part of the programme aims to provide students with a knowledge of important topics in Philosophy and also an opportunity to develop essential skills to engage critically with those topics. In this part of the programme, students take four to five undergraduate modules. The second part of the programme aims to give students experience in applying research skills to a well-defined problem under the guidance of an expert in the area.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities, please see: http://www.york.ac.uk/study/international/ Information about international fees can be found at: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/international/fees-funding/

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: http://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 323251