M.Res. On Campus


University of Birmingham

12 months
19800 GBP/year
6540 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Explore philosophical questions with your own independent research project, while developing your knowledge and skills through our wide range of taught modules with the Philosophy course at University of Birmingham.


You can complete your research project on any philosophical subject, as agreed with the supervisor, and there is a wide range of choice for the taught component, enabling you to build your own unique programme of study.

Why study this course?

  • World-leading research: The department received excellent results in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF): 49% of research at the University of Birmingham for Philosophy was  rated ‘world-leading’. A further 34% was rated ‘internationally excellent’.
  • Extended research project: The Philosophy course at University of Birmingham provides substantial experience in the practice of independent philosophical research, and helps you to further increase your knowledge and understanding of your chosen subject.
  • Transferable skills: The programme fosters critical and analytic abilities which can be of considerable value both in professional and personal life.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epistemology
  • Global Ethics
  • God, Freedom and the Meaning of Life
  • Human Rights
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Cognitive Science
  • Philosophy of Health and Happiness
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy and Mental Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For the MRes Philosophy  programme, entry usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree in Philosophy, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.

  • Any academic and professional qualifications or relevant professional experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases,form an integral part of the entrance requirements.
  • If your qualifications are non-standard or different from the entry requirements stated here, please contact the admissions tutor. We accept a range of qualifications; our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19800 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    6540 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6540 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • UK: £3,270 part-time
  • International: £19,800 full-time

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 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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