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Master of Research in Philosophy

Keele University Keele University, UK

Intake Sep 2023

Sep 2022, Jan 2023

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GBP 16800

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12 months


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Program Overview

The M.Res. (Master of Research) degree is a combined taught and research degree, in which you take an advanced taught module in ‘Metaphilosophy’ (the study of the nature of philosophical inquiry) which is jointly taught by various staff on the programme. You will write a dissertation (about 20,000 words) and also undergo research training, which is assessed by portfolio. The focus on metaphilosophy is unique to Keele, and makes for a fascinating course of study, since the various staff who will teach you have very different views about the nature of philosophical inquiry. This degree is ideal for students who want the freedom to write a dissertation on a topic of their choice, while also receiving the guidance expected from a taught masters. 

Topics currently or recently researched at Keele at M.Res., M.Phil. or Ph.D. level include:

  • Collingwood’s Philosophy of History
  • Davidson, Rorty, and the Problem of Mental Causation
  • Panpsychism in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophical progress: its possibility and nature
  • Kant's transendential idealism and laws of nature


Additional Information

Program Level Master's Degree

Application Processing Days 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted for this program, student must have a Bachelor's degree.

    6.5 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
    87 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    58 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    55% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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