For me the Aphil Master was, first and foremost, an opportunity to understand what does it mean to do research. How to formulate a research problem? How to narrow it down? How to then narrow it down even more? How to choose the relevant literature and what makes given literature relevant for your project? All these things may seem trifle, but they are bread and butter of research in general, during your masters, PhD and beyond. Not to mention that they are applicable to solving nonacademic problems! Crucially, you simply cannot learn them from people who don't do research themselves. This might be the single most important advantage of the Aphil Master — your teachers do their own research, a good quality research, and they are passionate about it. There's virtually no limit to how far you can go having people like that supporting you.