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Welcome

Masters funding

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Want to study for a Masters in 2014-15 but worried about the cost? Our Postgraduate Support Scheme makes it much more affordable. Mentor undergraduate students or do a paid work placement. The scheme is worth up to £5,000.

Philosophy at Essex is internationally recognised for its unique combination of Anglo-American and European continental philosophy.

We have strong expertise in critical theory, phenomenology and classical German philosophy, and are committed to fostering a variety of philosophical approaches, as well as to developing links with other disciplines.

Why Philosophy at Essex?

  • £300 equipment bursary if you select us as your first firm UCAS choice by 27 June
  • 97 per cent student satisfaction (NSS 2012), ranked fifth in England
  • Top ten in The Guardian University Guide 2010, 2011 and 2013
  • Top ten for philosophy research departments in the UK and a leading centre for continental philosophy

Undergraduate study

Undergraduate study

Undergraduate study in philosophy at Essex offers a unique combination of analytic Anglo-American and European continental philosophical traditions.

Postgraduate study

Postgraduate study

We are internationally recognised as a leading centre of postgraduate study in philosophy, both at Masters and PhD level.

Essex Autonomy Project

Essex Autonomy Project

The Essex Autonomy Project aims to clarify the idea of self-determination as a guide for policy makers and frontline professionals dealing with the complexities of vulnerable individuals and their capacity to make decisions for themselves.