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Philosophy Master of Research Bursary

Competition for 2018/19 is now closed. Further details for the 2019/20 academic year will be announced in early 2019.

The MRes in Philosophy is designed to provide students with research-based training in philosophy and also to serve as a foundation for starting an individual PhD project. The Department of Philosophy will award a limited number of bursaries to students embarking on the MRes in Philosophy for 2018/19.

The Philosophy Master of Research Bursary is available for both full-time students (over one year) and part-time students (over two years). As a partial tuition fee waiver, the value of each bursary is £4,000 for full-time students or £2,000 per annum over two years for part-time students.

Tuition Fees*:Tuition Fees* for students
in receipt of the bursary :

Full-time (one year)

  • £7,950 (home/EU)
  • £14,450 (international)

Full-time (one year)

  • £3,950 (home/EU)
  • £10,450 (international)

Part-time (two years) PA

  • £3,975 (home/EU)
  • £7,225 (international)

Part-time (two years) PA

  • £1,975 (home/EU)
  • £3,225 (international)

*Please note that the tuition fees listed here are for 2017/18. The 2018/19 tuition fees are subject to change in accordance with inflation and will be published in due course.

All applicants meeting the following criteria are eligible to be considered for the Master of Research bursary:

  • Merit or Upper Second Class equivalent MA in Philosophy
  • Or, exceptionally, excellent First Class equivalent BA in Philosophy.

Up to eight bursaries may be awarded this year on the basis of academic merit.

Selection for the Philosophy Master of Research Bursaries will be made by the Philosophy Department’s PGR Standing Committee, based on academic record, two academic references, a research proposal of up to 1,000 words, a writing sample of up to 5,000 words, and, if required, an interview.

All eligible applicants will be entered for the Bursary unless they request otherwise. It is expected that the final selection of successful applicants will be made by the beginning of July (in the case of a high number of highly qualified applicants, a waiting list may be used).