Philosophy - MA


University of Bristol    Faculty of Arts

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Philosophy (28) Psychology (31)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MA in Philosophy at Bristol, a prestigious programme renowned for its excellence in philosophical research. Delve into diverse philosophical areas with expert guidance from our distinguished staff, ranked among the top ten in the UK. Tailor your studies with seven specialist pathways, including Ethics, Political Philosophy, and more. The programme structure comprises six taught units and a dissertation, culminating in a 15,000-word research project. Enhance your analytical and argumentative skills through mandatory units, preparing you for a successful career in various fields. Benefit from a vibrant research culture, engaging in seminars, workshops, and reading groups. With a minimum 65% average in an upper second-class honours degree, you can join this intellectually stimulating environment. Whether you aspire to pursue further studies or excel in diverse career paths like counselling, journalism, or scientific research, the MA in Philosophy equips you with the tools for success.

About the course

The MA in Philosophy will give you a thorough grounding in the core knowledge and skills required for philosophical research, while also allowing you to pursue your own philosophical interests in depth.

Bristol ranks as one of the top ten philosophy departments in the UK in the Philosophical Gourmet Report and QS University Rankings. Our staff have diverse research interests and expertise across a wide range of philosophical areas.

The MA is an exciting programme that provides an opportunity to design a path to match your philosophical interests. You can choose one of the following seven specialist pathways, each dedicated to a key area of contemporary philosophical research:

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Entry Requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) with a minimum average of 65%. This is usually in philosophy, however other students can apply. If your degree is not in Philosophy, we may ask you to provide a sample of your writing to demonstrate writing and research capability.

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