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Philosophy (Postgraduate Research), Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Philosophy (Postgraduate Research) students from the University of Wolverhampton play a key role in our research community and it is our mission to support your development into researchers, academics or whatever career you aspire to.
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Overview

The Department prides itself on the levels of support provided to postgraduate research students in the course of their MPhil/PhD journey: our academics are strongly committed to their subject areas and meet regularly with their supervisees to work closely with them at all stages of the project, from inception to completion, putting their knowledge and experience in service of your research career.

Postgraduate research students are encouraged to present their research to University academics and fellow PhD students through hosting research seminars, which play a key role in the development of your project and academic skills. You will be given the opportunity to develop your research skills through participation in training events organised by the Faculty of Arts and the University’s Doctoral College.

Career opportunities

Successful completion of the Philosophy (Postgraduate Research) programme from the University of Wolverhampton opens up a range of career opportunities and demonstrates your proven skills as a researcher. In Philosophy, having a PhD is now an essential element for those looking to develop a career in lecturing or research within higher education. A PhD will also assist in accessing research opportunities within government, commercial and international organisations. 

As well as demonstration of your research skills, a PhD shows your extensive knowledge of a particular field demonstrated in a rigorous manner, which is attractive to employers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date
    • Variable start date.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Areas of research included:

  • Post-war French Philosophy (structuralism, post-structuralism)
  • Marxism, post-Marxism, Critical Theory
  • Continental Philosophy (Modern and Contemporary)
  • Philosophy of Art and Art Practice
  • Reason and Unreason
  • Moral evaluation of social norms and practices (e.g. Caste)
  • Ambedkar and Fanon
  • Althusser

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants for a research degree shall normally hold either:

  • a first or upper second class honours degree, or
  • a master’s degree, or
  • evidence of prior practice or learning that is accepted by the Dean of Research
  • an applicant whose entry award was not delivered in English, or non-native speaker of English shall be required to demonstrate proficiency in English to the level of an overall IELTS score of 7.0 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6350 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2130 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2130 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Wolverhampton

  • 550 - 900 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725. It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
    • Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments.
    • Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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