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Department of Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of London

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More than 108 graduate bursaries available for 2015 entry

At least 108 new graduate bursaries of £10,000 each, supported jointly by Birkbeck and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) are available for 2015 entry.

A great place to pursue MPhil/PhD studies

The Department has a flourishing community of around 50 research students.

Internationally recognised research

The Department of Philosophy enjoys an international reputation for the consistently high quality of its research.

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Our students are passionate about studying philosophy at Birkbeck. Watch our video to find out more.

Congratulations to Charlotte Knowles and Neil Barton!

Charlotte and Neil have been selected in the competition to speak at the London/Berkeley Graduate conference. The conference will be held in Berkeley, on the 19th and 20th of May.

Birkbeck in the top 100

2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject published

Postgraduate Support Scheme for final-year undergraduates (full-time)

We are pleased to announce that, for October 2015 entry, Birkbeck has a limited number of new £10,000 postgraduate scholarships. These scholarships are for students progressing from a full-time undergraduate degree to a part-time Master’s degree starting in 2015/16.

02 June 2015 - 18:00: Birkbeck Philosophy Society - Summer Term Talk Series: Hsuan-Chih Lin

Compositionality Revisited

08 June 2015 - 17:00: "Approaches to Philosophy" Series Talks

Errol Lord, from the University of Pennsylvania, on "Acquaintance, the Possession of Reasons, and Moral and Aesthetic Testimony". Chaired by Andrew Huddleston

09 June 2015 - 18:00: Birkbeck Philosophy Society - Summer Term Talk Series: Matt Hewson

Virtues as correctives?