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Philosophy Research

King's College London

36 months
21870 GBP/year
5820 GBP/year
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Philosophy Research at King's College London offers close personal supervision to students in a wide variety of areas, with particular strengths in the history of philosophy, philosophy of mind and psychology, metaphysics and philosophy of science, ethics and politics, and philosophy of language and linguistics.


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). 

Key facts

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.

Programme Structure


  • 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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master's degree in Philosophy with Distinction (or equivalent) is normally expected but particularly strong candidates with a Merit classification are also eligible.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21870 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21870 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5820 GBP per year during 36 months.

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.


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.

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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