Philosophy

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When applying you should include a personal statement detailing your academic abilities and your reasons for applying for the programme

This programme would be an ideal foundation for further graduate work in Philosophy, providing a basis for research especially in the core areas of epistemology, ethics, and philosophy of mind and cognitive science. The programme would also be suitable for those who simply wish to gain an insight into cutting-edge topics in contemporary philosophy.

Admission is open to students with an upper second class or first class honours degree (or equivalent) in Philosophy. The programme will also be of interest to students from a range of disciplines closely related to Philosophy, such as Politics, Classics or Cognitive Science.

Applications from students with a strong academic background in a related subject will be given close consideration, and where admitted these students will be provided with additional training in philosophical methodology to enable them to prosper on this degree programme.

Personal statements

When applying you should include a personal statement detailing your academic abilities and your reasons for applying for the programme. This should include a short description of a philosophical question you would like to pursue during your time as an MSc student here, and an explanation of why you find it philosophically interesting.

The online application form will ask you to enter this directly into the online system however you do have the option to attach your personal statement as a further relevant document in the Upload Docs section.

Your personal statement should not exceed 500 words.