The MRes degree is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It is aimed at those who wish to move beyond undergraduate work and to engage in research in depth for a postgraduate thesis, but who also wish to take modules that help develop research and related skills. The MRes is a self-standing research programme; however many students treat it as preparatory for the PhD.
You will be taught by a vibrant community of philosophers, pursuing original research on a wide range of topics on which expert supervision is available. Topics include: ethics, metaethics and global ethics; epistemology and metaphysics; philosophy of mind and cognitive science; philosophy of language; philosophy of religion; and the philosophy of health and happiness. You will also be assigned a supervisor, an academic advisor and a mentor to support you in your studies, and will be strongly encouraged to participate in the weekly Postgraduate Seminar and the regular meetings of PhilSoc and the Staff Seminar.