Philosophy, PhD

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12950
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University of Essex ,
For our PhD Philosophy, we offer supervision in a wide range of fields including: continental philosophy, history of philosophy, social and political philosophy, and medical humanities.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
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  • Fees and funding

About

We have an established international reputation and a strong tradition of postgraduate education, particularly in the specialist area of continental philosophy and - more recently - in the middle-ground between continental and analytic philosophy. Moral and political philosophy is another notable area of research concentration. We are also very active in the emerging field of medical humanities.
Philosophers with a PhD from Essex now teach at many UK universities, including Warwick, Oxford, Sussex, Reading, Bolton, Manchester Metropolitan, and Keele, and also at numerous institutions abroad (such as University College Dublin, the University of Malta or Grand Valley State University, USA). Our other philosophy graduates have gone into careers in law, the media, local administration, HM Revenue and Customs, and top jobs in the Civil Service.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Open

Programme Structure

  • The School is widely regarded as one of the best in the UK, internationally renowned for our strength in philosophy. We are Top 10 in the UK for research (REF 2014) and the majority is rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
  • Our research and teaching in philosophy is distinctive in the British context for its pluralistic outlook; you can study continental European philosophy, as well as Anglo-American or ‘analytic’ philosophy. The School is also home to the Essex Autonomy Project, a major interdisciplinary project funded by the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council), which aims to investigate the role of autonomous judgment in many aspects of human life.

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Academic Requirements

  • For research study within our School of Philosophy and Art History, we normally require a good honours degree and a Masters degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. A well developed research proposal is also essential.
  • However, if you do not have a Masters degree, we also offer a four-year integrated PhD, where your first year is spent doing a Masters before embarking on your research. This preparatory year ensures you develop your knowledge before embarking on your independent research.
  • If English is not your first language, then we will require you to have IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12950 International

Funding

For up-to-date information on funding opportunities at Essex, please visit: www.essex.ac.uk/studentfinance.

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