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Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

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Course type


Course Summary

Our Philosophy MRes is ideal for students who want to explore philosophy at a postgraduate level. The flexible course structure allows you to tailor the course to your interests and needs. Whether you’re destined for a philosophy PhD and a career in academia, research and teaching, or you simply want to continue your studies beyond undergraduate level, this course will take your philosophical studies to the next level.

In this course, you will explore your own ideas and interests, develop your ability to think independently, and design your own topics to explore. Our MRes gives you the skills you need to undertake your own research in philosophy. You’ll work closely with your academic supervisors to develop your own ideas and research.

Our academics are leading researchers. They’ve published widely and have shaped the development of philosophy across the world. With their guidance, our research-driven programme, and a varied schedule of workshops and events, there’s no better place to follow your passions and expand your mind.

As a Philosophy MRes student you will work week-by-week on essays you choose and plan in collaboration with your tutor. You will work on three modules with at least two different tutors and will undertake a core methodology module. This means you will be able to sample several areas within philosophy and work with different mentors, before choosing your dissertation topic.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Students need to pay £8900 for full time. If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Full time fee is £18500; This fee is guidance for part time students.

Entry requirements

Students need to have: Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent in Philosophy or a related subject.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus university on the outskirts of Norwich, situated within private, picturesque landscaped grounds that include woodland and a lake. It has a thriving student community of 15,000, over 4,000 of whom are postgraduates. As well as its stunning location that serves as an idyllic setting for learning, the university is known for its outstanding research, leading the way in many fields, notably in...more