The department received excellent results in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF): 49% of research at the University of Birmingham for Philosophy was top 4* rated ‘world-leading’. A further 34 % was rated 3* ‘internationally excellent’.The postgraduate experience
The College of Arts and Law offers excellent support to postgraduates, from libraries and research spaces, to extra-curricular activities and funding opportunities. All of this and more is available on our beautiful 250 acre green and leafy campus.
Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, University of Birmingham is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Birmingham offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.
Optional modules you may choose include:
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
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The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
For the MRes Philosophy programme, entry usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree in Philosophy, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.
Any academic and professional qualifications or relevant professional experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases,form an integral part of the entrance requirements.
If your qualifications are non-standard or different from the entry requirements stated here, please contact the admissions tutor.
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