Master of Philosophical Studies (MPHILSTUD)

General

Programme Description

This two-year full-time (three to four years part-time) in-depth study is for students considering further research in the subject. The deeper grounding in philosophy than the MA Philosophy will allow you time to think out a PhD topic should you wish to progress to a research degree.

The MPhilStud provides in-depth knowledge of three areas of philosophy as well the opportunity to engage seriously in philosophical research by writing papers, by presenting one’s own work in research seminars and by writing a thesis.

Upon completion of MPhilStud, you can apply directly for the PhD which is ordinarily completed in a quicker timeframe than those without an MPhilStud.

CORE MODULES

  • Research Skills in Philosophy
  • Philosophy Essays

OPTIONAL MODULES

  • Knowledge and Reality
  • Ethics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Logic and Language
  • Mind and Psychology
  • Reason and Religion

Entry

An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject

Interim awards

  • PGCert Philosophy
  • PGDip Philosophy

Course length

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time
Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

For over 400 years, Heythrop College has specialised in the study of Philosophy and Theology. Here, these subjects are not merely departments within a larger institution; the whole College is devoted

For over 400 years, Heythrop College has specialised in the study of Philosophy and Theology. Here, these subjects are not merely departments within a larger institution; the whole College is devoted Read Less