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MA in Continental Philosophy

Duration: Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a significant Philosophy component

English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B

This MA gives you a high degree of flexibility over the modules you can select. We offer a broad selection of taught modules in 19th- and 20th-century Continental Philosophy, as well as in other areas of philosophy.

Unlike many other postgraduate programmes, you choose your coursework and dissertation proposal from within the field of Continental Philosophy, without any further restriction on your selection of module options. You may decide to study for the MA as a self-standing degree, or as an entry route into PhD research (including the option for 1+3 study).

Teaching is led by nine academics in our Department, who can support you to frame a proposal for further doctoral study if you achieve good results on the course. Recent employment destinations of our postgraduates include lecturing in Philosophy, and working within policy research, law, finance, media, journalism and teaching. A significant number of our postgraduates enter academic careers.

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Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a significant Philosophy component.

Candidates with a first class undergraduate degree in Philosophy are also eligible for the MPhil in Philosophy 2+2 programme.

English Language Requirements

Band B


All applications should be made online at

For UK or EU applicants there are no deadlines for applications, however places on taught courses are limited, so you should submit your application as early as possible.

International applicants who require a student visa will need to leave plenty of time for this process. For this reason, international applicants must submit their application by 31 July for courses that begin in September.

Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rate)

Full-time £7,780, Part-time £3,890

Overseas - Band 1:
Full-time £17,500, Part-time £8,750

For the MPhil in Philosophy (2+2), taught course fees (above) apply for the first 2 years. If you progress to the PhD, then research fees (Home/EU: £4,109 full-time, £2,465 part-time. Overseas: £15,460 full-time, £9,276 part-time) apply for the final 2 years.

Please note: These are the standard course fees. Check the fees page for a list of courses with non-standard fees.


Details of funding opportunities are available via the Graduate School.