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Master's study

Open your mind to new philosophical ideas. Our respected MRes Philosophy allows you to investigate the philosophical questions that interest you and explore new topics from across the subject.

Why study with us?

Pursue your own interests and study in a Department that ranks in the top 125 in the world for History, Philosophy and Theology (THE World University Rankings by Subject 2022).

How you'll study

Broaden your knowledge through a variety of learning methods, critically engage in our weekly philosophical seminars and learn from your fellow students and academics.

Life in the Department

Join a dynamic and welcoming community. Get involved with collaborative groups and conferences, and attend events organised by our student-run Philosophy Society.

 

Meet our experts

Our academic staff are experts in a wide variety of philosophical topics, with particular strengths in moral philosophy, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, Aristotle, Aquinas, Wittgenstein, and aesthetics including the philosophy of film.

Our research

100% of our research environment and 96% of our research outputs were rated to be of international quality in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014).

Read Emily's story

Studying philosophy gave me the opportunity to write about important ethical debates, in an inclusive environment, with the support of welcoming staff in the Department.

Emily Taylor

MRes Philosophy graduate