This MA in Philosophy of Biological and Cognitive Sciences at University of Bristol builds on these outstanding research strengths. It is intended for graduates of philosophy, psychology or biology who wish to study philosophy of science with an emphasis on the biological and cognitive sciences. The programme focuses on philosophical issues arising from these scientific disciplines. The history of science is studied in terms of the philosophical debate about the nature of scientific method and knowledge.
As a postgraduate student, you will be an active member of the department’s flourishing research culture. You will be encouraged to attend and participate in both the weekly departmental research seminar and in the Philosophy and History of Science seminar, which often features well-known scholars in the field, from Bristol and beyond. The department has strong links with the School of Psychological Science, the School of Biological Sciences and the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology.
Students who have completed the MA in Philosophy of Biological and Cognitive Sciences have gone on to careers in teaching and science administration. A number of MA graduates pursue further studies in either philosophy or science.
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- Philosophy of Biology
- Philosophy of Psychology
- Scientific Epistemology and Methodology
- Philosophical Writing and Research Seminar
- Philosophy of Physics
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesBiology Philosophy & Ethics Cognitive Sciences View 488 other Masters in Biology in United Kingdom
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- An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) with a minimum average of 65 per cent. This is usually in philosophy or a science subject (typically biological science or psychology). Alternative qualifications can be considered if the relevant skills are demonstrated, applicants who do not hold a Philosophy degree will be required to upload a writing sample.
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International21100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21100 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10700 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: part-time - £5,350
Living costs for Bristol
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.