In my final semester of doing a Psychology and Philosophy BSc at Nottingham uni. I've finally decided to stop being lazy, and start looking at master's degrees in philosophy
I was just wondering how competitive these courses are. I'm thinking of applying to Newcastle and Nottingham, but I'm not sure whether or not I should also apply for the likes of Edinburgh and UCL too.
Does anybody have any experience applying to these courses, or know any entry statistics? Would an undergrad degree from Notts give me a solid enough academic background for applying to more prestigious unis (i.e. in the top ten for philosophy)? I'm expected to get a 2:1 overall, but I'm averaging a first in the philosophy side of the course, so I think I'm fairly capable of the step up.
Thanks in advance!
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- Thread Starter
- 16-02-2016 12:41
- PS Reviewer
- 16-02-2016 15:08
I see no reason why you couldn't gain admission to the kind of universities you're targeting with a strong 2:1 and mainly 1sts in relevant modules. I would suggest that your chances of being awarded a grant are pretty slim however, though I'm no expert in that regard.
- 20-02-2016 12:23
You'd probably have an easy time of getting onto an MA course in philosophy at any of the universities you mentioned. However, if you wanted to pursue a reseach Masters in philosophy (MPhil / MPhil Stud) then you'd need a First Class degree which was single-honours.