Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

MRes PHILOSOPHY (PART TIME)

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 contribution in the postgraduate workshops. 

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

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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 contribution in the postgraduate workshops. 

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

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Students not wishing to specialise in philosophy and literature are expected to take three supervised study modules. Students wishing to specialise in philosophy and literature may choose to take up to three modules from the philosophy and literature route: Criticism/Critique; Philosophy of Literature Seminar; one of the available AMA* or LDC* modules.

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 contribution in the postgraduate workshops. 

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

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Register interest   
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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.

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 contribution in the postgraduate workshops. 

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

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

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 7.0 in writing, 6.0 in listening, speaking and  reading)

  • PTE (Pearson): 76 (minimum 76 in writing, 64 in listening, speaking and 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: 4496564

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2021/22 are:

  • UK Students: £8,450 (full time)

  • International Students: £17,600 (full time)

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 Home students).

We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month.

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here.

Course related costs

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

Course Reference Number: 4496564

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: 4496564
Key details
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Degree of Master of Research
Whether you’re destined for a philosophy PhD, or you simply want to extend your experience, this course will take your philosophical studies to the next level. As a Philosophy MRes student you will work week-by-week on essays you choose and plan in collaboration with your tutor. You will work on three modules with at least two different tutors and will undertake a core methodology module. This means you will be able to sample several areas within philosophy and work with different mentors, before choosing your dissertation topic.
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