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Philosophy MRes


Course Description

The MRes degree is a research programme with some provision for taught modules.

It is aimed at those with an academic background in Philosophy who wish to move beyond undergraduate work and to engage in research for a postgraduate thesis, but who also wish to enhance their research by undertaking module-based study. You take the MRes-specific Philosophical Research module and then choose two further modules from the full range of the Department’s modules. These include Philosophy of Cognitive Science; Philosophy of Mind; Metaphysics; Epistemology; God, Freedom, and the Meaning of Life; and Human Rights. You will also complete a 20,000 dissertation.

The department received excellent results in the Research Assessment Exercise 2014. 49% of research at the University of Birmingham for Philosophy was top 4* rated ‘world-leading’. A further 34 % was rated 3* ‘internationally excellent’.

About the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion

The School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion offers a variety of forward-thinking postgraduate study opportunities and is home to a dynamic and friendly community of staff and students, pursuing original research on a wide range of topics.

The School is made up of the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Theology and Religion, both of which were ranked second among other departments in the country in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework exercise.

The Departments are closely linked, providing opportunities for interdisciplinary study, but have also developed links more widely, in order to explore synergies with other disciplines.

The Department of Philosophy has links with the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, the International Development Department, the Birmingham Business School, the School of Psychology and the Birmingham Law School. In addition, the Department includes the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, which was founded in 2001 to address the practical and theoretical issues raised by globalisation. Global Ethics has natural affinities with Political Science and International Studies, as well as the Institute of Applied Social Studies.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Philosophy MRes page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

Videos
(Student Profile)

Lucy Richmond

Lucy is studying for her Masters degree after a lengthy break from higher education. She is a single parent, and a native of the city of Birmingham.

Lucy is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/lucy-richmond/

(Student Profile)

Nicholas Valente

Nicholas has a BSc in Biological Sciences which was obtained at the University of Birmingham. He is interested in both Science and Philosophy as tools for understanding and enhancing the well-being of conscious creatures. He also loves musical theatre.

Nicholas is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact him online with questions or read further about his experience at the University of Birmingham on his mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/n-valente/


(Scholarship)

College of Arts and Law Masters scholarships - 10 Awards

The College of Arts and Law offers a number of home/EU fees-only scholarships for candidates wishing to study full- and part-time masters-level courses. These awards cover tuition fees for all masters-level degrees in the following schools:- English, Drama, American and Canadian Studies
- History and Cultures (including ten fees-only scholarships offered through the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures).
- Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
- Philosophy, Theology and Religion (including one Muirhead Scholarship for the MA Philosophy or MRes Philosophy)These awards cover one year's tuition fees at UK/EU rates for full-time applicants, or two years part-time.For the Philosophy Muirhead scholarship only, which is advertised with these awards, a small maintenance grant will also be offered.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Variable

Eligibility

These awards are open to UK/EU students, studying campus-based masters-level degrees in the College of Arts and Law which commence in September. International students are also eligible to apply, and will receive a reduction in tuition-fees equivalent to the home/EU rate if successful. Applications for funding can only be considered alongside an application to study.

Application Procedure

Scholarship application forms and reference forms are available at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/College-of-Arts-and-Law-Masters-Scholarships.aspx

Further Information

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/College-of-Arts-and-Law-Masters-Scholarships.aspx



Entry Requirements

2:1 Honours degree in Philosophy or a Joint Honours degree of which Philosophy is a component

Course Fees

Home / EU: £4,195 full-time Overseas: £15,210 full-time


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