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Philosophical Studies MPhil Stud

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MPhil - Master of Philosophy

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Our research is consistently ranked among the best in the country. The department has a lively and flourishing postgraduate community, and enjoys collaborative connections with other London universities, and the activities of the nearby Royal Institute of Philosophy, the Aristotelian Society, and the University of London Institute of Philosophy.


Around ten students are admitted to the MPhil Stud each year, around half progress to study a PhD. Many are offered full fees and maintenance grants (e.g. at UCL, Oxford, Cambridge, and other UK and US universities). Recent UCL Philosophy PhD graduates have secured lectureships, prestigious academic fellowships and postdoctoral placements in the UK and elsewhere (University of Oxford, York University, University of Cambridge, Sheffield University, University of Antwerp and the Institute of Philosophy, UNAM, Mexico). Those who have not pursued academia have entered a variety of professions, including law, public policy, and publishing.


The range of pre-doctoral graduate-level modules included in UCL’s MPhil Stud programme is unmatched by any other UK philosophy department. This ensures that our research students who enter doctoral work do so with a deep general understanding of the discipline. The department has an outstanding job placement record in a highly competitive academic market that values a range of areas of competence in addition to an area of specialisation. Students also receive training in transferable presentational skills, interview practice and teaching methods.

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A first-class UK Bachelor's degree in Philosophy or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. All applicants for research degrees must submit two short pieces of work, of about 2,000 words each, with their application.

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University College London (UCL) is one of the largest and most highly ranked higher education institutions in the world, conducting leading research across a wide range of subject areas. Throughout its long and prestigious history, it has inspired and educated countless minds and produced 30 Nobel prize recipients. With one campus located in the heart of Bloomsbury, and a second campus in vibrant east London the university is home to around...more

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