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The award
MPhil

How long you will study
12 months

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How you will study
full-time

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About Philosophy at Newcastle University

Philosophy is about critically thinking through the assumptions of the age. Our programmes are delivered by staff with strong research profiles in modern European philosophy and an interest in interdisciplinary research and collaboration. We have a thriving research culture, with postgraduates working in philosophy or with colleagues in other disciplines.

Our lecturers have broad philosophical interests and specialise in modern European thought.

Update: If you're an EU student you will pay the UK (Home) rate of tuition fees for the full duration of your course, if you start in 2016 or 2017.

You can choose between standard academic dissertations or the more flexible context-based learning approach. Your personal interest will drive your context based learning. You will engage philosophically with an object or aspect of reality. You can read more about this approach on the Philosophical Studies web page.

Research and supervision areas

MPhil and PhD supervision is available in the following areas:

Continental philosophy and the history of European ideas

  • Vico
  • post-Kantian thought (including Hegel and German idealism)
  • Kierkegaard
  • Nietzsche
  • Phenomenology
  • Hermeneutics
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Bataille
  • Frankfurt School
  • the Situationists
  • Poststructuralism (including Deleuze, Foucault and Derrida)
  • Posthumanism
  • Postmodernism (including Vattimo) 

Aesthetics

  • philosophy and the arts
  • philosophy of music
  • philosophy and contemporary art
  • philosophy and literature (particularly Blanchot)

Ethics

  • theopretical, applied and social ethics

Social and political philosophy

Philosophy and religion

You can find further information on staff research interests. 

Please contact us about the suitability of your research ideas and projects before applying.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMPhilHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
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  • The awardMPhilHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study24 months
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  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study36 months
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  • The awardPhDHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study72 months
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Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/philosophy-mphil-phd/#fees&funding

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a humanities or social science subject.

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

  • 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills) 

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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