University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA


The Master of Research is a research training programme designed to prepare students for independent research, either as part of a 1-plus-3 year route leading to the PhD or to give students a cutting edge on the job market. The programme has an undiluted Oxbridge format, with teaching structured around 1-on-1 tutorials. Students typically take 4 supervised study modules consisting of 3 such tutorials each. Each module involves doing research on individually agreed topics from 1 area of the subject, under the guidance of a member of academic staff. Results are presented in three essays. After feedback from the supervisor, 2 essays are revised and submitted for assessment. Students taking two such modules per semester will have fortnightly essay deadlines and tutorials. 1 or 2 supervised study modules can be replaced with appropriate taught modules from the menu of PHI MA modules. Alternatively, it is also possible to take language training (e.g. Ancient Greek, or German for philosophical research purposes) in place of one or two of the modules. 1-on-1supervisions are complemented by the Philosophy Postgraduate Research Training Workshop, a research skills module for all Masters� students.

Entry requirements

BA Honours 2.1 in Philosophy or related subject, or overseas equivalent required. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components and 7.0 in writing, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in one of the listed countries. For a full list of these, as well as the qualifications / tests that we will consider, please visit our website.

Course modules

Core modules: Methodology and Epistemology of Philosophy; Supervised study modules 1-4; Philosophy Dissertation. With the approval of the course director, up to 2 of the supervised study modules can be replaced by other modules offered by the School.

Assessment methods

Assessment involves essays and a dissertation of 12-15,000 words.

Sponsorship information

The UEA offers a number of scholarships for UK/EU and international students which are based on academic merit.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 12,900 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (EU fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MRes Part-time £ 12,900 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years
MRes Part-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01603 591515