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The normal requirement for admission to the programme is a first class degree in Philosophy or the equivalent.

Students with strong combinations of Philosophy and related disciplines can also be considered for admission.

Programmes are sometimes arranged to include some undergraduate work in areas not already covered in earlier academic experience.

For further information:

Please contact the Department's Graduate Officer, Dr. Sean McGrath at

Admission Deadlines

For financial support:

  • Candidates for admission are encouraged to apply by Feb. 1 to ensure eligibility for financial support

General admission deadline for entering in September:

  • May

Applications must be accompanied by:

  • two letters of appraisal from academic referees
  • a sample of writing in philosophy, e.g., a course essay