Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Philosophy

Our uniquely flexible programme, which may be studied in the evening or in the day, 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. Highlights - In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Philosophy at Birkbeck was ranked 15th in the UK, with a research environment judged conducive to producing internationally excellent research. - In the Philosophical Gourmet Report 2014-2015, Philosophy at Birkbeck was ranked among the strongest in the UK, and was highly ranked in philosophy of action, philosophy of art, seventeenth-century philosophy and feminist philosophy. - As a philosophy student, you will be part of the thriving philosophical community in the University of London and eligible to attend the extensive range of seminars and conferences put on by the Institute of Philosophy.

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: 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. MA: Good upper second-class degree (or equivalent), not necessarily in philosophy, and a sample of written work prior to interview.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: Predominantly by essays on set topics. The core module, Introduction to Philosophy, is assessed by four short formative essays and a written examination. Option modules are assessed by submitted essays. MA: Introduction to Philosophy and Introduction to Philosophical Argument are assessed by written examination; Philosophical Research Methods is assessed by seminar participation and student presentation; option modules are assessed by submitted essays. Master of Research - MRes: Essays and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 5,600 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 5,600 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 5,600 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 5,600 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 5,600 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 10,150 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 10,150 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 5,600 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 5,600 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 5,600 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 5,600 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 5,600 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 2,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 2,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 2,800 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 5,075 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 2,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 2,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Philosophy
Telephone number: 
02076316383