The Department of Philosophy has exceptional research strength in the fields of logic and the philosophy of mathematics, and very strong links with the School of Mathematics. It is ranked by the latest Philosophical Gourmet Report as the strongest department in the UK for mathematical logic, the joint second strongest for philosophy of mathematics and the joint third strongest for philosophical logic. Bristol currently hosts a major research grant exploring a unified perspective on theories of truth and semantics; see our research pages at: http://bristol.ac.uk/philosophy/research/ This MA builds on these outstanding research strengths. It is intended for graduates of philosophy or mathematics who wish to study logic and philosophy of mathematics. The programme includes taught units in the Department of Philosophy and the School of Mathematics. As a postgraduate student, you will be an active member of the department's flourishing research culture. You will be encouraged to take part in regular departmental research seminars and workshops, including regular events in logic and philosophy of mathematics. These often feature 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.
How to apply
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries
An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) with a minimum average of 65% in philosophy (with a logic component) or a mathematics degree. Alternative qualifications can be considered if the relevant skills are demonstrated. Applicants who do not hold a Philosophy degree will be required to upload a writing sample. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£12600||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£12600||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Funding and studentship opportunities are listed on the Faculty of Arts funding pages. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/study/postgraduate/funding/ University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/fees-funding/awards/alumni-discount/
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