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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Keele University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MRes. (Master of Research) degree is a combined taught and research degree, in which you take an advanced taught module in ‘Metaphilosophy’ (the study of the nature of philosophical inquiry) which is jointly taught by various staff on the programme. You will write a dissertation (about 20,000 words) and also undergo research training, which is assessed by portfolio. The focus on metaphilosophy is unique to Keele, and makes for a fascinating course of study, since the various staff who will teach you have very different views about the nature of philosophical inquiry. This degree is ideal for students who want the freedom to write a dissertation on a topic of their choice, while also receiving the guidance expected from taught masters.

Teaching and Assessment

The programme is primarily assessed through written work, mainly essays on particular topics and the dissertation. The written work enables assessment of your understanding of the module content; and also enables assessment of your analytical abilities, and of your evaluation of particular debates, arguments or ideas.

Careers

This degree is an excellent foundation for doctoral (PhD) work, so some of our graduates will continue with a PhD at Keele or another university. The degree provides excellent preparation as part of personal and professional development, so graduates can pursue a variety of career paths, including teaching, IT, finance, property development, health or banking. Philosophy teaches transferrable skills directly and employers have realised the value of hiring Philosophy graduates, who can use their critical and analytic skills, rationality and reasonableness, comprehension, originality, and oral communication and debating skills.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,000per year

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University information

Keele University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

Keele students represent over 120 different nationalities. A welcoming campus, Keele recognises the benefits of such a diverse population of cultures and ideas.
Keele provides individual and group language and academic skills guidance for international students at all levels, through its language centre on campus.
Keele offers a friendly and supportive environment for international students. A range of cultural events are arranged and celebrated throughout the year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 51 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    109 53%

    37th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    35.0 35%

    45th

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    38th

    24

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