Politics, Philosophy and Communication Studies

MRes PHILOSOPHY (PART TIME)

Key details 

MRES PHILOSOPHY (PART TIME)

Start Year
2020
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Degree of Master of Research
Duration (years)
2

Assessment for Year 1

We will assess each module through essays or other forms of coursework. For each supervised study module, you’ll submit a package containing the two best essays from the three that you’ve prepared, having refined them with advice from your tutor.

For the dissertation module you’ll submit a more major piece of work of 12,000-15,000 words.  Your credits for this module will include your performance in the postgraduate workshops.

Your degree result will be based on your marks for all your modules and your dissertation.

Assessment for Year 2

We will assess each module through essays or other forms of coursework. For each supervised study module, you’ll submit a package containing the two best essays from the three that you’ve prepared, having refined them with advice from your tutor.

For the dissertation module you’ll submit a more major piece of work of 12,000-15,000 words.  Your credits for this module will include your performance in the postgraduate workshops.

Your degree result will be based on your marks for all your modules and your dissertation.

1st year of study. Over the two years of study students will take 180 credits. Students must take three supervised study modules over two years. This can be done by taking (in addition to the two compulsory ones) one further module in either the first or second year of the course. With the approval of the Course Director students may replace during the entire course up to two of these supervised study modules with any Philosophy module or a suitable module from another discipline.

Assessment for Year 1

We will assess each module through essays or other forms of coursework. For each supervised study module, you’ll submit a package containing the two best essays from the three that you’ve prepared, having refined them with advice from your tutor.

For the dissertation module you’ll submit a more major piece of work of 12,000-15,000 words.  Your credits for this module will include your performance in the postgraduate workshops.

Your degree result will be based on your marks for all your modules and your dissertation.


Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

2nd year of study. Students must take three supervised study modules over two years. If you have not taken your additional module from Options Range A in your first year, you must take one module from Options Range A this year, in either Autumn or Spring (or, with the approval of the Course Director students may replace during the entire course up to 2 supervised study modules with any PPLP* module or a suitable module from another discipline).

Assessment for Year 2

We will assess each module through essays or other forms of coursework. For each supervised study module, you’ll submit a package containing the two best essays from the three that you’ve prepared, having refined them with advice from your tutor.

For the dissertation module you’ll submit a more major piece of work of 12,000-15,000 words.  Your credits for this module will include your performance in the postgraduate workshops.

Your degree result will be based on your marks for all your modules and your dissertation.


Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

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

Intakes

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.

FURTHER INFORMATION

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
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Degree of Master of Research
Duration (years)
2
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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