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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Philosophy is no longer accepting new applications.

Expected Academic Standard

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Masters (Merit).

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

Your undergraduate degree must include the equivalent of two years' full-time study in philosophy (10 full courses in the US system). We normally expect a first class degree or the international equivalent, but you may also apply if you have graduated with a good upper second class degree (at least 67%) or the equivalent (US GPA at least 3.6/4), provided that other aspects of your application (such as dissertation marks) show a strong aptitude for further work in philosophy.

You must also have or expect to obtain a Master's degree at or close to Distinction level in philosophy or a cognate discipline directly relevant to your proposed philosophical research.

University Minimum Academic Requirements


Language Requirement

IELTS (Academic)

Element Score
Listening 7.0
Writing 7.0
Reading 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Total 7.5

TOEFL Internet Score

Element Score
Listening 25
Writing 25
Reading 25
Speaking 25
Total 110

CAE

Score: Grade A & B (overall score of 193, with no element lower than 185 plus a Language Centre assessment)

CPE

Score: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 with no element lower than 185).


Visa Information

No ATAS required

What Is An ATAS?


Key Information


3-4 years full-time

4-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Faculty of Philosophy

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
Dec. 5, 2023
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 5, 2023
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2024, Lent 2025 and Easter 2025.


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