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This programme enables students to carry out a significant research project whilst following three taught modules. You take a Philosophical Research module and then choose one module from: Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Cognitive Science; Philosophy of Mind; Ethics; Metaphysics; and Epistemology.
Type of Course: Combined research and taught
Duration: 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
The MRes is a one-year programme designed to enable students to carry out a significant research project while following three taught modules.
The first module, Philosophical Research, investigates key questions concerning philosophical methods and thereby helps students to plan and manage the preparation of their theses. It also facilitates the sharpening of key bibliographic, critical, interpretive, and presentational skills.
Two further modules are chosen from the following options:
* Philosophy of Language
* Philosophy of Cognitive Science
* Philosophy of Mind
As with PhD students, each MRes student is assigned a supervisor, an academic advisor and a mentor. The MRes is a self-standing research programme; however many students treat it as preparatory for the PhD.
Postgraduate students will be taught by a vibrant community of philosophers, pursuing original research on a wide range of topics on which expert supervision is available. Topics include: ethics, metaethics and global ethics; epistemology and metaphysics; mind, language and action; and the philosophy of health and happiness.
Candidates are normally required to have at least an upper second-class Honours degree in Philosophy (or a Joint Honours degree of which Philosophy is a component).
* IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band
* TOEFL 580 Paper- based test / 237 Computer-based test
|CAE score:||80 (Grade A)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||580|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||237|
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