Study at the Centre: Frequently Asked Questions
Which degrees are offered?
The Centre for Modern Thought offers two postgraduate degrees: an M.Litt. by Research (a one or two-year research degree, equivalent to a U.S. Master’s degree) and a Ph.D., both in Modern Thought. (“Postgraduate education” is essentially the same as North America’s “graduate education.”) We also offer specific tracks, and affiliated programs: please refer back to our study page for more.
How do I begin the application process?
- The full details of your academic achievements to date, including transcripts
- Proof of English language proficiency, if necessary
- Confidential letters from two academic referees
- At least one writing sample
Feel free at any stage in the admissions process to contact us with any questions.
How much will study at the Centre cost?
A summary of the average fees of a postgraduate student, excepting tuition, is available in the postgraduate cost report; a complete survey of postgraduate tuition fees is available (.doc format) as well.
What sources of funding are available?
For study at the Centre, we recommend:
The College of Arts and Social Science offers various bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis. See the homepage of the College Graduate School for these possibilities.
The British Council: General help with scholarships and funding for international students.
The Chevening Scholarships: Funding for postgraduate students from over 150 countries.
Commonwealth Scholarships: Awarded to students from countries of the British Commonwealth.
Overseas Research Student Awards): A system of awards for international research students to defray tuition fees.
If you are a U.S. student intending to study at the University of Aberdeen, you are eligible for U.S. financial aid. List the University of Aberdeen as one of the institutions on the financial aid form, so that the University will receive the information regarding your package from the U.S. Financial Aid Office. The University's code for the financial aid paperwork is G09368; further information for U.S. students is available in this document: USA FAQ.
Further material on funding, bursaries, and scholarships can be found in this guide (.doc format) for postgraduates from the University of Aberdeen.
Can I work in the U.K. while studying? Where will I live? What is Aberdeen like?
For these and related general questions, we refer you to the University’s prospectus for postgraduate students.
I'm an international student—what about visas, immigration, and travel?
These questions and concerns are addressed in the university’s handbook for international students.
For information about immigration and visas, the most useful part of the handbook is “Immigration Information for Prospective Students.”
Is it possible to visit the CMT?
We welcome visitors. Please contact Christopher Fynsk to arrange a visit.
Guy Fawkes' Night, Aberdeen, 2006