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Philosophy

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Type: MPhil
Duration: 4 - 5 years
Location: Exeter
Start Date: Oct, Jan, April
Course Description
The department of sociology has established a ?centre for the philosophy of the social sciences? and offers PhD supervision on philosophical topics, especially: philosophy of science (natural and social), philosophy of mind, social and political philosophy, and social, applied ethics; current work pursued by doctoral students includes philosophy of action, explanation and understanding; various topics in philosophy of biology.

Under the 4-year PhD programme scheme, students take a number of taught Masters-level modules, receive one-to-one supervision and may be provided with a bursary for a specified amount of teaching or research for two years; whilst both the MPhil and PhD research degrees involve an extensive investigation of a particular topic.

Additional Entry Requirements:
Good undergraduate Honours degree (UK upper 2nd Class Honours or equivalent) and in some cases, a Master's degree; students seeking funding through 1 of the Research Councils (UK/EU students only), must hold a minimum upper 2nd Class Honours degree, although often these awards are won by those with 1st Class Honours due to high levels of competition; international students must also satisfy our English language entry requirements; as part of the application students must prove that they have the research skills, vision and motivation to make their research project a success.
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