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
Part-time programme fees are one half of the full-time programme fees.Not specified
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:
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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
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).
No work experience is required.
Fortunately enough I was able to find StudyPortals. Right from the start of the application to getting the confirmation of admission I was using StudyPortals.
Sign up for your personal newsletter and we will help you too.
We will send you all the information you need to find your dream study programme!
Become a leader in your field with a postgraduate degree from the University of Birmingham. One of the UK’s top academic institutions, it combines a long history of rigorous academics and the informed expertise of our faculty with innovative educational methods.