University of Bristol

Philosophy of Physics

The Department of Philosophy has exceptional research strength in philosophy of physics, and very strong links with the University's School of Physics. Our MA draws on these strengths. It is intended both for students who wish to specialise in philosophy of physics at a higher level, and for individuals with a background in physics or mathematics who wish to make a transition to philosophy and foundations of physics. The course consists of five taught units in philosophy, two taught master's units in physics, and a 15,000-word dissertation. As a postgraduate student, you will be an active member of the department's flourishing research culture. You will be encouraged to attend and participate in both the weekly departmental research seminar and in the Philosophy and History of Science seminar, which often features well-known scholars in the field, from Bristol and beyond. There is also a weekly postgraduate seminar, where you may present your own work before your peers and learn to develop your argumentative strategies in a supportive environment.

Course modules

The MA consists of taught components in philosophy and physics, as well as a dissertation. Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MA in Philosophy of Physics. (


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 16,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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