Research course


Cardiff University · Cardiff School of English, Communication, and Philosophy

Entry requirements

  • Suitable for graduates in Philosophy and closely related subjects.
  • A First or upper Second class UK Honours undergraduate degree, or equivalent, is required and, preferably, a good postgraduate Master’s degree. Usually, at least one of these degrees should be in or involve Philosophy.

Months of entry

January, April, October

Course content

Our research in moral philosophy covers normative ethics, metaethics, and applied ethics. Many of our staff have overlapping expertise in normative theory, practical reason, moral psychology and social-political philosophy, with our work in applied ethics including research on health, biobanking, nutrigenomics and sport.

Research in philosophy of mind and psychology has grown to include interdisciplinary publications on perception and the science of consciousness. We have expanded our concentration of expertise in epistemology, with several staff working on social epistemology and epistemic normativity alongside the field’s long-established topics.

We likewise have research expertise on many key figures from the history of philosophy, including Nietzsche and Wittgenstein, as well as a range of philosophers central to the more recent analytic and continental traditions. Indeed, much of our research lies at the intersection of these traditions, drawing upon the insights of each.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Part-time opportunities are available.

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 029 2087 0322