The Philosophy programme at Birkbeck, University of London allows you to follow your own philosophical interests and provides a sound platform for those wishing to proceed to more advanced research work in philosophy.
The MA is open to those with a first degree in philosophy wishing to progress to more advanced levels of study and also to those without undergraduate training in philosophy. If you did not study philosophy as an undergraduate, you take a special route through the programme.
Careers and Employability
Graduates go in to careers in management, politics, recruitment, and journalism. Possible professions include further/higher education lecturer, secondary school teacher, or Civil Service fast streamer. This degree can also be useful in becoming a local government officer, marketing executive, or recruitment consultant.
- Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
- Aristotle's Biology
- Art and Value
- Berkeley and Leibniz
- Evolution and Philosophy
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.
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At least a second-class honours degree (2:2), or equivalent, not necessarily in philosophy.
- On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
- Your personal details
- Your qualifications
- Your work experience
- Your personal statement
- Statistical information
- English proficiency
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International16380 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16380 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9030 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9030 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Part-time home students: £4515 pa
- Part-time international students: £8190 pa
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