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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Clifton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Programme overview

The Department of Philosophy has exceptional research strength in philosophy of physics, and very strong links with the University's School of Physics. The latest Philosophical Gourmet Report (2017/18) ranked Bristol as the fourth strongest department in the UK for Philosophy of Physics and the joint strongest for General Philosophy of Science. Our MA draws on these strengths. It is intended both for students who wish to specialise in philosophy of physics at a higher level, and for individuals with a background in physics or mathematics who wish to make a transition to philosophy and foundations of physics. The programme consists of five taught units in philosophy, two taught master's units in physics, and a 15,000-word dissertation.

As a postgraduate student, you will be an active member of the department’s flourishing research culture. You will be encouraged to attend and participate in both the weekly departmental research seminar and in the Philosophy and History of Science seminar, which often features well-known scholars in the field, from Bristol and beyond. There is also a weekly postgraduate seminar, where you may present your own work before your peers and learn to develop your argumentative strategies in a supportive environment.

Careers

The MA in Philosophy of Physics is an ideal platform for further studies in philosophy or foundations of physics. This course will also provide students with a background in mathematics or physics with an opportunity to develop verbal, written and argumentative skills that are highly valued by employers.

Application deadline

19 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Bristol

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 51 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    161 78%

    12th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    5th

    16
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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