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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 and wish to pursue an interest in philosophy. No formal training in philosophy is required. The programme provides an ideal learning environment if you are interested in progressing to an MA in Philosophy, or simply want the opportunity to learn about philosophy.

Graduate Diploma students also can benefit from a range of other activities in the department, including the department’s postgraduate philosophy society (EIDOS), weekly research seminars and reading groups, and occasional conferences, workshops and Royal Institute of Philosophy lectures. The programme director remains in contact with students throughout the year and is always available to discuss any issues that might arise, whether personal or academic.

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Find out more about our postgraduate programmes and opportunities.

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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Taught Courses

Our taught postgraduates are an integral part of our research community and many stay with us for PhD research.
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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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