• Ulster University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Cambridge Featured Masters Courses
  • Swansea University Featured Masters Courses
  • FindA University Ltd Featured Masters Courses
  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
  • Jacobs University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Leeds Featured Masters Courses
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Featured Masters Courses
Imperial College London Featured Masters Courses
Queen Mary University of London Featured Masters Courses
University of Manchester Featured Masters Courses
Loughborough University Featured Masters Courses

Philosophy PGDip

Course Description

This diploma is for graduates in any subject who would like to obtain a qualification in philosophy or to acquire an informed understanding of the subject. The diploma aims to bring students to a postgraduate level in philosophy in one year.

The Department of Philosophy has a reputation for high-quality research in all aspects of the subject. You will be taught and supervised by members of a friendly and informal department with one-to-one tutorials, seminars and lectures. You will also be assigned a personal tutor who will help you to structure your course of study and choose the topics you wish to research.

You will join our flourishing research culture, getting involved in the three weekly research seminars on a wide range of philosophical issues. There is also a weekly postgraduate seminar, where you may present your own work before your peers, helping you to develop your argumentative strategies in a supportive environment.

Conversion to an MA within the period of registration for the diploma may be considered if you consistently achieve high marks in the programme.

Programme structure

Core units
-Epistemology and Metaphysics Seminar
-Philosophical Writing and Research Seminar
-Value Theory Seminar

Optional units
You will take three optional units. For each unit you may choose either:
-A taught seminar unit from a list of those available. The list changes from year to year but typically includes: Philosophy and History of Medicine; Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Psychology; Philosophy of Biology; Philosophy of Physics; Philosophy of Mathematics; History of Science.
-A unit taught by individual tutorials on an agreed topic of your choosing.


The overwhelming majority of the students who undertake this qualification go on to study the subject at Master's level.

Visit the Philosophy PGDip page on the University of Bristol website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent). Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered.

Email Enquiry

Recipient: University of Bristol
Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.
Email Sent

Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X