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Taught Courses

Our taught postgraduates are an integral part of our research community and many stays with us for PhD research. Our graduate diploma is designed for those who already have a degree and wish to pursue an interest in philosophy. Our MA in Philosophy is ideal for those wishing to study philosophy in preparation for a PhD or as a basis for future employment. The MA in Philosophy can be tailored to focus on business ethics, making it ideal preparation for a future career. Students can also pursue a taught MA in Philosophy with a Research Focus on Science, Medicine and Society.

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Graduate Diploma in Philosophy

MA Philosophy


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Postgraduate Study

Durham University's Department of Philosophy is not only a centre for world-class research but also provides a range of postgraduate programmes.
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Graduate Diploma in Philosophy

The Graduate Diploma in Philosophy is a one-year conversion course (two years part-time), designed for those who already have a degree.
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MA in Philosophy

The one-year MA (two years part-time) provides an ideal academic environment for those who would like to study philosophy at a higher level.
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Research Degrees

The department provides its research students with comprehensive training, designed to support their research and professional development towards receiving a PhD.

Current Research Students

See a complete list of our current research students grouped by their corresponding research area and start year.
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Postgraduate Scholarships

Are you a UK student and thinking about postgraduate study? We have a range of support available including our Postgraduate Student Support Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship and Alumni Fee Scholarship.

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