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16380 GBP/year
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About

This uniquely flexible Philosophy programme at Birkbeck, University of London offers postgraduate teaching in central aspects of Western philosophy in the broadly analytic tradition. The curriculum is research-led, with specialist modules taught by leading figures in their fields, and with a consistent focus on the fostering of intellectual curiosity and the development of independent thinking.

Overview

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ancient and Medieval Philosophy 
  • Aristotle's Biology 
  • Art and Value 
  • Berkeley and Leibniz
  • Epistemology 
  • Ethics 
  • Evolution and Philosophy

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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
  • Referees
  • Statistical information
  • English proficiency
  • The application form 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16380 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9030 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time home students: £4515 pa
  • Part-time international students: £8190 pa

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.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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