Philosophy Research is offered at King's College London.The many expert researchers in the department all give a high priority to providing the best possible teaching. We co-operate closely with the other philosophy departments in London (especially University College, Birkbeck College, Heythrop College, and the London School of Economics).
This cooperation effectively makes available to students a further 50 or so philosophers in London. This enables you to have a base in a department offering a high degree of personal attention while also having intercollegiate access to a wide variety of approaches to and specialisations in philosophy.
- There are two kind of research degrees offered by this Department: Master of Philosophical Studies (MPhilStud) and PhD. The MPhilStud is a two-year structured research degree incorporating work on specific topics as well as a dissertation, giving the opportunity to acquire broad expertise at an advanced level. The general MPhilStud has a wide range of topics to choose from, one of which must be historical (relating to a specific philosopher or school of philosophy). There are also specialised MPhilStuds in Ancient Philosophy and in Philosophy of Psychology. These have a similar structure to the general MPhilStud but require some specific topic choices. We offer PhDs in Philosophy and Linguistics. Students admitted to the PhD programme will already have a Master's degree.
- 36 months
- 48 months
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DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics Educational Research Linguistics View 39 other PhDs in Philosophy & Ethics in United Kingdom
- Master's degree in Philosophy with Distinction (or equivalent) is normally expected but particularly strong candidates with a Merit classification are also eligible.
International21870 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21870 GBP per year during 36 months.
National5820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5820 GBP per year during 36 months.
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British and EU nationals can apply for AHRC studentships and Graduate School and Faculty of Arts & Humanities studentships and bursaries. Departmental scholarships: Sorabji Graduate Bursary Fund - maximum £2,000 (open to all students); Susan Stebbing Graduate Award - maximum £2,000 (open to female students only). Overseas students are eligible to apply for certain schemes run by the Graduate School.
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