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MA in 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 is will enable you to study Philosophy at an advanced level, offering an extensive range of optional modules that give you the flexibility and the freedom to explore your own philosophical interests.

We also provide a core Research Methods module, enabling you to develop the analytic and dialectical skills needed to carry out research in Philosophy. This fosters in-depth reflection on philosophical methods, conducted through fortnightly meetings in term-time.

After completing the MA, you may choose to apply to one of our PhD programmes. The degree also gives you an excellent grounding for further academic work in other areas and a wide range of careers. Recent employment destinations for our postgraduates include Philosophy lectureships, policy research and careers in politics, law, finance, media, teaching and journalism.

More information on the MA in Philosophy

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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.