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Entry requirements

Academic Requirements
Bachelor's degree : 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant social science subject

Master's degree: a good Masters degree in a social science background.

Additional Requirements
As part of your application you will also need to provide a viable research proposal.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

Philosophy at Lancaster is pluralistic in approach and, where possible, we are open to engagement and collaboration with other disciplines and institutions. We offer supervision across a broad range of philosophical subjects, and currently have academic colleagues whose areas of research include philosophy of mind and psychology, theoretical and applied ethics, post-Kantian European philosophy, and bioethics. We enjoy good working relationships with related departments and research centres, and joint supervision arrangements are sometimes possible.

We aim to support you throughout your work towards a PhD in philosophy at Lancaster through the direct support of your named supervisors and by other members of philosophy staff. We also encourage our postgraduate students to participate in our research community for example through the sharing and discussing of their work and by contributing to reading groups, work in progress meetings, visiting speaker seminars, professional development classes, and research conferences.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with no individual element below 5.5

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    full time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

PPR Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 1524 594262