Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme offers postgraduate teaching in central aspects of Western philosophy in the broadly analytic tradition. The curriculum is research'led, with specialist modules taught by leading figures in their fields, and with a consistent focus on the fostering of intellectual curiosity and the development of independent thinking. The programme allows you to follow your own philosophical interests and provides a sound platform for those wishing to proceed to more advanced research work in philosophy. The course is open to those with a 1st degree in philosophy wishing to progress to more advanced levels of study and also to those without undergraduate training in philosophy. If you did not study philosophy as an undergraduate, you take a special route through the programme.

Course Modules

You take: Any 6 option modules; each option module consists of 10 lectures and 10 seminar sessions run by the lecturer, with set readings every week and assessment by a final essay. Compulsory modules: Philosophical research methods; dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

Good upper second'class degree, not necessarily in philosophy. Sample of written work prior to interview. 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
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £13,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,875  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
PgCert £2,700  Whole course. First year home fees