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  Philosophy (MA/MRes/PGDip/PGCert)

Birkbeck, University of London    School of Historical Studies

Full time & Part time October MA, PGDip, PGCert, MRes 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Philosophy (28)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the Philosophy (MA/MRes/PGDip/PGCert) programme at Birkbeck, University of London. Tailored for both philosophy graduates and non-philosophy undergraduates, this programme offers a diverse range of study options to suit your academic background and aspirations. The MA Philosophy provides a research-led curriculum, allowing you to delve into Western philosophy under the guidance of renowned experts. For those seeking a research-focused path, the MRes Philosophy offers a stepping stone towards a PhD, equipping you with advanced philosophical skills and research expertise. If you prefer a more flexible approach, the Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate in Philosophy cater to your needs, providing a solid grounding in philosophical concepts. With entry requirements accommodating various academic backgrounds and professional experiences, this programme fosters intellectual curiosity and independent thinking. Benefit from Birkbeck's esteemed academic staff, extensive library resources, and the opportunity to engage in philosophical debates through seminars and conferences. Choose Birkbeck for a vibrant philosophical community and a platform to advance your academic pursuits.

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, PG Dip, PG Cert: 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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