Our course is distinctive in the respect that it involves three supervised essays, an oral presentation and a dissertation. You will have intensive one-one supervision with several members of staff on specialised topics throughout the course of your programme.
You are required to attend classes on research methods and skills, and a weekly seminar at which you will present parts of your ongoing work. Individual supervision sessions are arranged independently with members of staff.
MRes students are also welcome to join the PhD seminars, departmental reading groups, and the visiting speaker sessions that take place during term time. In this way, you are trained in how to conduct academic research.
Your training and supervision will provide you with an excellent preparation for future study towards a PhD, should you wish to continue your philosophical research.
You are able to choose the topic of your essays and dissertation and are allocated a supervisor to help you with reading, research resources, planning your work and developing your ideas, all the way to final submission.