University of York
Students on the MPhil, PhD and MA in Philosophy by Research follow an approved programme of research supervised by a member of academic staff and informed by a Thesis Advisory Panel. Members of the Department have research interests in ancient philosophy; early modern philosophy (Descartes to Kant); post-Kantian philosophy; history of analytic philosophy; aesthetics; philosophy of language and logic; philosophy of mind and psychology; philosophy of religion; metaphysics and epistemology; ethical theory, and applied ethics.
The minimum requirements for the programmes are an upper 2nd or 1st Class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in any subject (and for the MPhil and PhD, normally an MA that includes some philosophy, with an average mark of at least 60, or its equivalent); a satisfactory research proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words, and for students whose 1st language is not English, meeting the Department's English language requirement.
Students are supported by a programme of training in research methods and transferable skills.
Students are assessed solely on the basis of their research, which must include original work, by at least 2 individually appointed examiners, one of whom will be external to the University. The programmes are assessed solely on the student's thesis: MA in Philosophy by Research 20,000 words 30,000 words; MPhil 40,000 words 60.000 words; PhD 60,000 words 80,000 words.
A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA (Res)||Full-time||£ 4,165 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA (Res)||Full-time||£ 14,800 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 4,165 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 14,800 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MA (Res)||Part-time||£ 2,083 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MA (Res)||Part-time||£ 7,400 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 4,165 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 14,800 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,083 per Academic year (home fees)||4 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 7,400 per Academic year (overseas fees)||4 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,083 per Academic year (home fees)||6 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 7,400 per Academic year (overseas fees)||6 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of York||York||YO10 5DD||Yorkshire and the Humber|