UCL Philosophy


Philosophical Studies MPhil Stud

The MPhil Stud in Philosophy at UCL is one of the pre-eminent research Master's in philosophy in the UK. Over a period of two years students complete coursework across a specified range of areas, and produce a substantial research thesis. Students who have completed the MPhil Stud will have gained sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge to progress to the PhD. 

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The Student Voice

UCL Philosophy students
Fiona Leigh

Dr Fiona Leigh – Graduate Tutor

“The Department of Philosophy at UCL is terrific, in terms of research, teaching, and the graduate and undergraduate communities. It is consistently ranked high in the REF, with strengths across a wide range of fields, including political philosophy, philosophy of mind, continental philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, ancient philosophy, and feminism. Our graduate community is large and flourishes through a combination of sharp intellect, breadth of interest, and collegiality. A range of formal and informal reading groups are attended or facilitated by graduate students, and UCL graduates participate in Philosophy graduate conferences twice a year with KCL, Birkbeck and LSE, as well as an annual conference with those London departments and Berkeley (held in alternate years in London and Berkeley). Meetings of the Aristotelian Society in nearby Senate House are often attended by staff and graduates alike. UCL also has connections with Yale, which sees Philosophy graduates regularly visit the Philosophy Department there.”