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Postgraduate degrees in Philosophy

Join our inclusive community of students and researchers.

With over twenty academic staff, we offer a broad range of specialist expertise.

We are particularly strong in philosophy of mind and psychology, epistemology, the philosophy of art and literature, moral, political, and legal philosophy, and 19th and 20th century post-Kantian European philosophy.

Taught courses

Our MA courses allow you to further explore themes from your undergraduate education and they are also suitable as preparation for PhD research.

Our excellence in research underpins our excellence in teaching philosophy at all levels. Our MA students consistently give us excellent ratings regarding teaching and learning, organisation and management, and resources and services. In the 2018 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, for example, we achieved a 93% overall satisfaction rating.

You will be able to choose from a wide range of postgraduate modules. You will study in close contact with tutors and your peers and you will also be able to conduct independent research in your MA dissertation.

Research programmes

Our research courses suit students who thrive on independent study. You will explore a topic in depth as part of an active research community, supervised by experts.

Take a look at our list of academic staff members and their research strengths to identify a potential supervisor. They will welcome e-mails from interested students.

Visit the Department

We welcome all prospective students to arrange a visit to the Philosophy Department.

If you are a prospective MA or MPhil student we will help to arrange a meeting for you with the course convener, give you a tour of the Department and inform you of any classes you may decide to attend on the day. Please be aware that teaching takes place from October to early December and January to mid-March. Likewise, prospective PhD students can arrange a meeting with their potential supervisor and a tour of the Department. Please contact to arrange a visit. We look forward to meeting you!


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