King's College London
School of Arts and Humanities
MPhilStud/MPhil/PhD, option of joint PhD with NUS
We offer close personal supervision to students in a wide variety of areas, with particular strengths in the history of philosophy, philosophy of mind and psychology, metaphysics and philosophy of science, ethics and politics, and philosophy of language and linguistics. We co-operate closely with the other philosophy departments in London (especially University College, Birkbeck College, Heythrop College, and the London School of Economics). This intercollegiate system effectively makes available to students a further 50 or so philosophers in London. This enables you to have a base in a department offering a high degree of personal attention while also having intercollegiate access to a wide variety of approaches to and specialisations in philosophy.
There are two kind of research degrees offered by this Department: Master of Philosophical Studies (MPhilStud) and PhD. The MPhilStud is a two-year structured research degree incorporating work on specific topics as well as a dissertation, giving the opportunity to acquire broad expertise at an advanced level. The general MPhilStud has a wide range of topics to choose from, one of which must be historical (relating to a specific philosopher or school of philosophy). There are also specialised MPhilStuds in Ancient Philosophy and in Philosophy of Psychology. These have a similar structure to the general MPhilStud but require some specific topic choices. We offer PhDs in Philosophy and Linguistics. Students admitted to the PhD programme will already have a Master's degree.
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