A one year full-time or two-year part-time course, the programme offers postgraduate teaching in topics in analytic and modern European philosophy, and emphasises the enhancement of skills relevant to advanced philosophical research.
* Preparation for further research in analytic and/or continental philosophy or as a stand-alone postgraduate qualification.
* Teaching is by seminars and discussion.
* Staff offer specialist courses and dissertation supervision in the fields of their research interests.
* Extensive library holdings of books, journals, and electronic sources.
* Regular research seminars with visiting speakers, and additional postgraduate research seminars.
Students are required to take four modules, each consisting of a weekly seminar for ten weeks, then to research and submit a dissertation of up to 15000 words on a topic of their own choosing (but subject to approval by the Board of Studies).
Full-time students take two modules per semester, part-time students take one. Modules are to be chosen from this list:
* Analytic Philosophy
* European Philosophy
* Agency and Responsibility
* Epistemology and Ethics of Belief
* Philosophy of Mind
* Twentieth Century Philosophy of Language in the Two Traditions
Each module is assessed by a 4000 word essay. In each case, students are provided with feedback on a first draft of 3000 words.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.