Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies


Key details 


Start Year
Part Time
Degree of Master of Research
Duration (years)

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent

Degree subject

Philosophy or a related subject

Additional entry requirements

If you have alternative qualifications that have not been mentioned above then please contact university directly for further information.

A 3000 word essay from your previous degree should be uploaded to your online application.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 6.0 listening, 6.0 speaking, 7.0 writing and 6.0 reading)

  • PTE (Pearson): 65 (minimum 50 listening, 50 speaking, 65 writing and 50 reading)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests.

INTO UEA run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact intopre-sessional@uea.ac.uk


This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 665030

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for the academic year 2020/21 are:

  • UK/EU Students: £7,850

  • International Students: £16,400

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for UK/EU students).

Living Expenses

We estimate living expenses at £1,015 per month.

Scholarships and Awards:

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities has a number of Scholarships and Awards. For further information relevant to Philosophy, please click here.

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.

Course Reference Number: 665030

How to apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.


If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 665030
Key details
Part Time
Degree of Master of Research
Duration (years)
Take your philosophical studies to the next level. Explore your own ideas and interests, develop your ability to think independently, and design your own topics to explore. This programme is designed to give you the skills you need to undertake your own research in philosophy. Our aim is to help you develop as an independent thinker, giving you time and space to find a topic for further research. You can take the MRes by itself, or as the first year of a 1+3 programme if you’re already applying for the PhD. You’ll work closely with your academic supervisors to develop your own ideas and research, advancing your independent inquiry skills as the course progresses. Our academics are at the forefront of their fields, they’ve published widely and have shaped the development of philosophy across the world. With their guidance, a research-driven programme and a variety of workshops and research groups, there’s no better place to follow your passions and expand your mind.
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