Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

We offer research'based teaching in a wide range of philosophical subjects. We foster our students' professional development. A proportion of our recent PhD graduates have permanent academic posts in leading universities. The MPhil/PhD is the direct route to the PhD and is suitable for students who are ready to start writing a PhD thesis.

Course Modules

The research interests of the department cover an encompassing range of areas within the discipline: Ancient philosophy; history of early modern philosophy; Kant; Nietzsche; history of analytic philosophy; Logic; language; metaphysics; philosophy of mathematics; philosophy of mind; philosophy of action; philosophy of psychology; ethics; aesthetics; political philosophy; social and feminist philosophy; epistemology; philosophy of science.

Course Additional Entry

An appropriate Master's'level qualification. Candidates who do not have the MPhilStud in Philosophical Studies are admitted initially for the degree of MPhil, and are upgraded to the PhD after a year if their research develops satisfactorily. 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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 - 3 years
Full Time
MPhil £11,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 3 years
Full Time
MPhil £3,840  Academic year. First year home fees
3 - 5 years
Part Time
MPhil £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 - 5 years
Part Time
MPhil £2,020  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £11,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £3,840  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time
PhD £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
5 years
Part Time
PhD £2,020  Academic year. First year home fees