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MRes Philosophy Bursary

The Department of Philosophy will award a limited number of bursaries to students embarking on the MRes in Philosophy for 2019-20. The Philosophy Master of Research Bursary is available for both full-time students (over one year) and part-time students (over two years).

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.

NUMBER OF BURSARIES

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

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • 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.

VALUE OF FUNDING

  • As a partial tuition fee waiver, the value of each bursary is £4000 for full-time students or £2000 per annum over two years for part-time students.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Selection for these bursaries will be made by the Philosophy Department's Postgraduate Research Standing Committee, based on academic record, two academic references, a research proposal of up to 5000 words, and an interview.
  • All eligible applicants will be entered for the bursary unless they request otherwise.

CLOSING DATE FOR FUNDING APPLICATION

  • 31 July 2019.

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • It is expected that the final selection of successful applicants will be made by 15 August 2019. In the case of a high number of highly qualified applicants, a waiting list may be used.

Relevant departmentsDepartment of Philosophy