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Ph.D. On Campus

Philosophy

University of Essex

48 months
Duration
16230 GBP/year
5360 GBP/year
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About

For the PhD in Philosophy, Essex, University of 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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Overview

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. 

Your future

  • Many of the Philosophy graduates from Essex, University of, have progressed successfully to further research and an academic career. 
  • 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, and 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.

Programme Structure

Assessment

  • Within the School of Philosophy and Art History, students invest time mainly working on their thesis with the help of the PGR Supervisor
  • Twice a year, students have a supervisory panel meeting, which provides a formal opportunity to discuss progress with both the student’s supervisor and another member of the faculty. The purpose of the Supervisory Panels is to form an overview of the student's work and to monitor progress, taking into account both academic and personal issues.
  • During their first Supervisory Panel in January, new PGR students are required to submit material in a specific form

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no application deadline and we aim to respond to applications within four weeks.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need a good honours degree and a Masters degree, or equivalent, in a related subject. A well-developed research proposal is also essential.
  • You will normally be required to attend an interview/Skype interview for acceptance, and acceptance is subject to research expertise in the department.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16230 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16230 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5360 GBP per year during 48 months.

Part time 

  • Home/UK fee

£2,680

  • International fee

£8,115

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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