Research course

Philosophy (by research)

University of York · Department of Philosophy
MA by research

Entry requirements

Applicants for the MA in Philosophy will normally be expected to have obtained an upper second class honours, or equivalent, in an undergraduate degree that includes some philosophy. 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.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

Applications are invited from candidates wishing to work in all the major areas of interest in the Department.

Members of the Department have research interests in:

  • Ancient Philosophy;
  • Early Modern Philosophy (Descartes to Kant);
  • Post-Kantian Philosophy;
  • History of Analytic Philosophy;
  • Aesthetics;
  • Philosophy of Language and Logic;
  • Philosophy of Mind and Psychology;
  • Philosophy of Religion;
  • Metaphysics and Epistemology;
  • Ethical Theory;
  • and Applied Ethics.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 323251