Loader
logo

PHILOSOPHY (MRES)

Birkbeck, University of London

  • October, 2019 Start Date

  • 2 years Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £4175.00 Course Fee

Send an Enquiry

Course Description

This MRes Philosophy offers research-based training in philosophy at post-Master's level and serves as a foundation for starting an individual PhD project. This course gives you the opportunity to interact with renowned philosophers covering broad areas of the discipline and to undertake your own research in an internationally excellent, research-intensive department. This MRes is ideal for self-motivated, committed students who already have a good philosophy qualification and wish to progress to pure research in some area of the subject.

The course will give you a firm philosophical grounding and mastery of complex, specialised areas of philosophical study, enabling you to engage critically and reflectively with current philosophical debates. You will also be equipped with the essential research skills you need to proceed to PhD research. You will complete a substantial supervised research project in a shorter time than that required for a PhD.

This MRes Philosophy offers research-based training in philosophy at post-Master's level and serves as a foundation for starting an individual PhD project. This course gives you the opportunity to interact with renowned philosophers covering broad areas of the discipline and to undertake your own research in an internationally excellent, research-intensive department. This MRes is ideal...

Read More

Course Content

The programme consists of two core modules (30 credits each at Level 7) and a dissertation of 15-20,000 words (120 credits).

  • Research in Theoretical Philosophy focuses on contemporary or historical set readings within one or more of: logic; metaphysics; epistemology; philosophy of mind; philosophy of language; the philosophy of science.
  • Research in Practical Philosophy focuses on contemporary or historical set readings within one or more of: moral philosophy; political philosophy; the philosophy of art and aesthetics.
  • The dissertation consists of a substantial piece of individual research. You will be assigned to a supervisor who is a specialist in the area you choose.

CORE MODULES

  • Research in Practical Philosophy
  • Research in Theoretical Philosophy

MRES PHILOSOPHY DISSERTATION

  • MRes Dissertation in Philosophy

The programme consists of two core modules (30 credits each at Level 7) and a dissertation of 15-20,000 words (120 credits). Research in Theoretical Philosophy focuses on contemporary or historical set readings within one or more of: logic; metaphysics; epistemology; philosophy of mind; philosophy of language; the philosophy of science. Research in Practical...

Read More

Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Birkbeck, University of London

Full Time, 1 year

October, 2019

£8350.00

Send Enquiry

Classroom

Birkbeck, University of London

Part Time, 2 years

October, 2019

£4175.00

Send Enquiry

Entry Requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.

Apply now to secure your place and allow enough time for the application and enrolment process. You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.

COURSE SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A second-class honours degree (or equivalent), not necessarily in philosophy, and a sample of written work prior to interview, in addition to a research proposal of up to 1000 words.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. Some courses may require higher scores, particularly in the following subject areas:

  • arts management
  • cultural studies
  • development studies
  • film and media
  • geography
  • history
  • law
  • organizational psychology
  • psychology.

Please carefully check the Course-Specific Entry Requirements on your chosen programme for details of higher English language entry requirements.

If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

  • Courses of more than six months' duration.
  • Courses of less than six months' duration.
  • Pre-sessional English language courses.

International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support...

Read More

Assessment Methods

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Where a course has unseen written examinations, these may be held termly, but, on the majority of our courses, exams are usually taken in the Summer term, during May to June. Exams may be held at other times of the year as well. In most cases, exams are held during the day on a weekday - if you have daytime commitments, you will need to make arrangements for daytime attendance - but some exams are held in the evening. Exam timetables are published online.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete...

Read More

Related Courses