Philosophy

Help with your application

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

Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree in Philosophy of at least 2:1 honours standard (UK) or equivalent (for example, at least high average B or 3.4 out of 4 in the North American grading system). 

Students whose first degree is not in Philosophy may be considered for admission: such applicants must have achieved a high standard in their undergraduate work and provide evidence that they are capable of converting to study in Philosophy. Informal inquiries about admission to this degree may be addressed to the Programme Director.

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.