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Philosophy (MA/MRes/PGDip/PGCert)


Birkbeck, University of London    Department of Philosophy

Full time & Part time October, January MA, MRes, PGDip, PGCert 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

About the course

MA Philosophy: Our MA offers you postgraduate teaching in central aspects of Western philosophy in the broadly analytic tradition. The curriculum is research-led, with specialist modules taught by leading figures in their fields, and with a consistent focus on the fostering of intellectual curiosity and the development of independent thinking. This uniquely flexible course allows you to follow your own philosophical interests and provides a sound platform for those wishing to proceed to more advanced research work in philosophy.

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Entry Requirements

MA, PGDip, PGCert: At least a second-class honours degree (2:2), or equivalent, not necessarily in philosophy.

MRes: At least a high upper second-class honours degree (2:1) in philosophy or equivalent, or an MA in philosophy at Merit level or above, and a sample of written work prior to interview, in addition to a research proposal of up to 1000 words.

Applications are reviewed on their individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.



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Scholarships

Applications are invited for one 'Postgraduate Taught' Bursary worth £6,000, to be awarded to a candidate with an outstanding academic record who shows high potential for strong performance on one of the School's 'Postgraduate Taught' programmes.

This competition is open to new Home/EU and International students who are applying for either a full-time or part-time MA/MSc place in the departments listed below; the competition is also open to students who are applying to the Department of Philosophy and the degree of M.Phil. Stud. Philosophy.

This £6,000 award is in the form of a bursary (i.e., there is no 'fee waiver' but the bursary may be used towards payment of fees). If awarded to a part-time student, the bursary will be paid for two years of PGT study.

Please note that in order to apply for funding you must also complete an application for a place at Birkbeck on an MA/MSc programme within the School of SSHP or the MPhil. Stud. in the Department of Philosophy, either before or at the same time as applying for funding.

Prospective students

Candidates will be expected to fulfil similar academic criteria to those demanded by external funding bodies. They will normally possess at least an upper second class honours degree or equivalent.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£6000

Eligibility

This competition is open to new Home/EU and International students who are applying for either a full-time or part-time MA/MSc place in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy; the competition is also open to students who are applying to the Department of Philosophy and the degree of M.Phil. Stud. Philosophy.

This competition is open to new students only.

Application Procedure

Before you apply, you should contact the relevant department for advice.

Once you have identified a relevant programme, you will need to:

Apply online for the relevant MA/MSc or MPhil. Stud. (Dept. of Philosophy) degree in the normal way

Download the SSHP Postgraduate Taught Bursary Application Form Word icon

The SSHP Studentship application form should be returned to Jane Halstead, Assistant School Manager, via the following email address:

sshp-studentships@bbk.ac.uk.

PLEASE STATE ‘PGT BURSARY’ AND DEPARTMENT APPLIED TO IN THE ‘SUBJECT’ LINE OF YOUR E-MAIL.

Any queries relating to the PGT Bursary can also be sent to this email address.


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