Lancaster University

Lancaster University


This is a flexible programme, which builds on its core modules by allowing you to choose from the full range of optional modules offered in the subject area and, where relevant, from across the Department. It is ideal for students preparing for a PhD in Philosophy, or simply seeking to deepen their understanding of the discipline. For a full list of the optional modules available please see our website. Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent. For international students: IELTS 6.5 score, or equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Modules include: What is philosophy? Methods, aims, debates; theory and method in postgraduate studies; dissertation (20,000 words).

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Funding may be available from the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,250 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 14,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 3,125 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 510880