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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.

Watch our video about studying at Birkbeck

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

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.

"Falsity - not just Truth's poor relation" Conference. June 27th, 2015

Dan Adams, Nils Kürbis and the Philosophy Department at Birkbeck College, University of London are pleased to announce a one day conference on: Falsity — not just truth’s poor relation! To be held at the University of London on Saturday 27th June 2015.

Christian Constantinescu to talk at the 2015 Ratio Annual Conference

Cristian Constantinescu will be giving an invited talk at the 2015 Ratio Annual Conference, to be held at the University of Reading on Saturday, 25th of April.

28 April 2015 - 18:00: BBK Philosophy Society Talk

A talk from Chris Scrambler – Birmingham University. Topic: “RATGOB revisited – on the nature and formation of rational beliefs.”

05 May 2015 - 18:00: BBK Philosophy Society: Talk by Ray Schuur

The limits of cognitive neuroscience in identifying pathological states in psychiatric research: the problem of normativity and concept validity in the philosophy of psychiatry

12 May 2015 - 16:00: Open Evening