University of Bristol

University of Bristol


This programme will give you a thorough grounding in the core knowledge and skills required for philosophical research, while allowing you to pursue your own philosophical interests in depth. For more than half of the course, you will benefit from 1 to 1 tutorials with a member of the Department. You will be guided throughout by a personal tutor who will help you structure your course of study and choose the topics you wish to research. You will be encouraged to participate in the 3 weekly research seminars on a wide range of philosophical issues. There is also a weekly postgraduate seminar, where you may present your own work before your peers, helping you to develop your argumentative strategies in a supportive environment.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) in philosophy or in a combination of subjects that include philosophy. Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered.

Course modules

Core Units: epistemology and metaphysics seminar; philosophical writing and research seminar; value theory seminar. Optional Units: You will take 3 optional units and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Board; University of Bristol MA bursaries.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0117 331 8443