Philosophy at University of Buckingham - UCAS

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Course summary

The University of Buckingham is:

  • Home of the two-year degree, the University of Buckingham, based in the South East of England, is ranked 6th for Student Satisfaction in the UK (National Student Survey, 2020).
  • We are proudly independent and not-for-profit, and offer courses in Allied Health, Business, Computing, Education, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Psychology and Security and Intelligence. We are one of the few universities in the UK that offer September and January start dates for almost all of our courses.
  • Based in Buckingham on a riverside campus, we are only 20 minutes’ from Milton Keynes central station and a short drive from Bicester, Aylesbury, Banbury and Northampton. There is free parking on-site and we are within easy reach of London and Oxford.
  • Our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies, including by dedicated personal tutors.
  • As pioneers of the two-year degree, we offer a condensed version of the traditional three-year degree, meaning you can gain a full honours degree and complete your studies a whole year earlier. Alternatively, you can complete both your undergraduate and master’s degree with us in just three years: saving you time and money.
Students are registered initially for the degree of PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), although their status is probationary until the first Annual Review has taken place, normally between 12 and 18 months from first registration. Study period The usual period of doctoral study is three years, though the University’s Regulations also permit candidates who make particularly rapid progress to apply to the University Research Committee for permission to submit at the end of their second year of study. Part-time applications will be considered, and maybe accepted where teaching provision is available; however, preference will be given to full-time applicants Supervision Each student is allocated two supervisors. There is a First (or Principal) Supervisor, who is the student’s regular guide during his or her research, and with whom the student meets regularly throughout the year. There is also a Second Supervisor, whom the student may consult on a more limited basis where a ‘second opinion’ on a particular draft chapter may be helpful. Seminars A major feature of the Philosophy at The University of Buckingham is its formal Seminar in Philosophy, which forms an essential element of the environment in which students pursue their research. This meets regularly during Term at the Humanities Research Institute’s London office at 51 Gower St, Bloomsbury (HRI Gower St). Approximately ten seminar meetings are held during each academic year. During each seminar a classic work of philosophy is being discussed with the students. The selection of these classics is varied, so that the PhD students broaden their philosophical horizons and deepen their knowledge of the history of philosophy. All seminars take place on weekdays in the early evening (usually at 18:00) and some are followed by an informal dinner during which students can pursue the discussion initiated during the seminar proper. A library of essential philosophical texts is maintained at HRI Gower St, and it is open to all students to request that the University purchase additions to this.


Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have a first or second class, upper division degree or significant experience. A Master’s degree is preferred.


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Philosophy at University of Buckingham - UCAS