12 months
15497 GBP/year
8855 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Philosophy by Research from University of Buckingham is a continuation of the project established by the late Sir Roger Scruton at the University of Buckingham. It is a one-year, London-based programme of ten evening seminars and individual research.


Philosophy by Research from University of Buckingham will not only introduce the students to key topics of philosophy, but which will also allow them to take part in real philosophical discussions. The guest lectures will be provided by internationally renowned philosophers. The students will thus have  the chance to exchange ideas,  and enter into dialogue, with leading figures in the field. During the course of the year these seminars are supplemented by additional online lectures by the course organisers.

Students at Philosophy by Research from University of Buckingham will:

  • analyse the cognitive conditions for human behaviour (philosophy of mind; political psychology; evolutionary theory). 
  • understand the ethical basis of legal and political institutions (political theory; jurisprudence).
  • apply theoretical and normative concepts to the institutions of particular countries
  • grasp the nature of the international political system and international relations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • God and Nature
  • On Love
  • The Madness of Crowds
  • Freedom and Responsibility
  • Citizenship, Nationhood and Belonging
  • An overview of the course and encouragement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a first or upper second-class honours degree from a recognised university or,
  • a recognised professional qualification with relevant work experience.
  • Your most recent academic transcripts or results, and one reference from your current or last school/college (two if you are applying for postgraduate study).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15497 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15497 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8855 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8855 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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