About This Course
The MPhil is awarded for a dissertation of not more than 60,000 words, and the PhD for a dissertation normally of not more than 100,000 words.
The School offers supervision in the following areas of specialism:
- Philosophy of Religion
- Meta ethics and Normative ethics
- Meta philosophy
- Problem of Evil
- Islamic studies
- Psychoanalytic studies
- Jungian studies
- Sociology of Religion
To apply, send a research proposal of no less than 500 words, accompanied by a proposed bibliography and personal statement outlining your relevant experience (training and research) in your chosen field. To find out more about staff specialisms and supervision in the school, consult the Staff pages.
PhD: 3 years full time, 6 years part-time; MPhil: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Supervisors are renowned in their field and are members of international editorial boards, and various academic boards related to their fields of expertise.
International Year Zero: HSD GPA 2.0 OR SAT 1500+
International Year 1: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 500+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Undergraduate Courses: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 550+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Postgraduate Courses: Bachelor Degree GPA of 3.0. GRE not required
PhD/Research Course: Masters Degree
Note: Some courses may require higher entry requirements. Refer Individual Course page for details.
Applicants from USA need NOT provide additional evidence of English Language ability, if previous education was with English medium of instruction. Otherwise, an IELTS overall 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent is normally required (some courses may require a higher score).
We would normally expect students starting a PhD or MPhil to hold a first class or a good second-class degree. In many cases PhD applicants have studied to MA level, though this is not compulsory. We accept students on a distance-learning basis, but they should have access to an academic library for easy access of research materials to consult in addition to the online facilities available through Bangor University library.
Students whose first language is not English are expected to have achieved an IELTS score of 7.0 with no element below 6.5.
The programme prepares students for a career in higher education, as well as in publishing, journalism, management, arts administration, and a range of related careers.