Research Methods in Philosophy

This information is for the 2021/22 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Richard Bradley


This course is available on the MPhil/PhD in Philosophy. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

Course content

Topics in contemporary philosophy.


Seminars PH500 15 x two-hour (MT, LT, ST). Different members of the department will lead the seminar in each of the three terms.

A more detailed syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.


This course is non-examinable.

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Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

Total students 2020/21: 1

Average class size 2020/21: 1

Value: Non-credit bearing

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