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Philosophy of Physics

University of Bristol

12 months
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21100 GBP/year
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About

The Philosophy of Physics programme offered by the University of Bristol is intended both for students who wish to specialise in philosophy of physics at a higher level, and for individuals with a background in physics or mathematics who wish to make a transition to philosophy and foundations of physics. 

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Overview

The Philosophy of Physics  programme offered by the University of Bristol  consists of five taught units in philosophy, two taught master's units in physics, and a 15,000-word dissertation.

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. There is also a weekly postgraduate seminar, where you may present your own work before your peers and learn to develop your argumentative strategies in a supportive environment.

Careers

The MA in Philosophy of Physics is an ideal platform for further studies in philosophy or foundations of physics. This course will also provide students with a background in mathematics or physics with an opportunity to develop verbal, written and argumentative skills that are highly valued by employers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Philosophical Writing and Research Seminar
  • Scientific Epistemology and Methodology
  • Philosophy of Physics
  • Advanced Philosophy of Physics
  • Relativistic Field Theory
  • Foundations of Modern Physics
  • Dissertation

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) with a minimum average of 65 per cent in physics, mathematics (or a programme with a major component in physics or mathematics, eg natural sciences or joint honours physics/mathematics and philosophy). Alternative qualifications can be considered if the relevant skills are demonstrated.

Tuition Fee

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    21100 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
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Funding

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