In their first year, students take the following THREE compulsory courses (worth 15 credits each):
Recent Philosophical Writings a three-term fortnightly seminar for all research students, run by two members of staff. This seminar focuses on the recent philosophical literature. Students give presentations and it is expected that each MPhil Stud student will give a senior seminar presentation during their two years on the course.
Practical Criticism I: Close reading of a classic philosophical text, for first year MPhil Stud students only (term 1).
Practical Criticism II: Close reading of a classic philosophical text, for first year MPhil Stud students only (term 2).
In addition, they must take SEVEN optional courses, which will normally be arranged as: three in term 1, three in term 2, and one in term 3 (worth 15 credits each). These courses may be can be either MPhil Stud courses covering some region of philosophy in depth or Research Seminars in which faculty members present their latest research. In the third term, students will work on their dissertation with their supervisor.