12 months
16880 GBP/year
8560 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This diploma in Philosophy at University of Bristol is for graduates in any subject who would like to acquire a strong understanding of philosophy.

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The Philosophy programme at University of Bristol  aims to develop your interest in and knowledge and understanding of central areas of philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, moral philosophy, and other areas of value theory. You will acquire a critical awareness and sophisticated understanding of the central philosophical issues in these fields and a sophisticated ability to critically evaluate and assess those positions. You will also study more specialised topics via optional units.

You will join our flourishing research culture and be encouraged to get involved in the regular research seminars, workshops and reading groups on a wide range of philosophical issues. There is also a weekly postgraduate seminar offering a supportive environment.


Students who have completed the PG Diploma in Philosophy have gone on to careers as counsellors, journalists and teachers of philosophy; or have gone on to graduate study.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Epistemology and Metaphysics Seminar
  • Philosophical Writing and Research Seminar
  • Value Theory Seminar
  • Scientific Epistemology and Methodology
  • Philosophy of Physics
  • Philosophy of Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in any subject. Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16880 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16880 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8560 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8560 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK: part-time - £4,280

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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