Research course

History of Philosophy

Institution
Open University · Department of Philosophy
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent)

Months of entry

October

Course content

The Philosophy discipline welcomes applications for graduate work in the history of philosophy; in particular, ancient philosophy, 19th- and 20th-century German philosophy, late-19th- and 20th-century French philosophy, and the history of philosophy of science. Research and research students are at the heart of the discipline. In joining us, you would join a lively and friendly graduate community. The discipline hosts papers by visiting speakers throughout the year, and an annual graduate conference at which students give papers on their work in progress.

Please consult the discipline website for details of applications for funded PhD places under the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts Southeast England (CHASE) scheme. Applications outside that scheme should be submitted early in March, with interviews held during April. Decisions will be made by 1st May.

Potential research projects

  • Ancient philosophy
  • 19th- and 20th-century German philosophy
  • Late 19th- and 20th-century French philosophy
  • The history of the philosophy of science

Potential supervisors

Department specialisms

- Ancient philosophy - 19th- and 20th-century German philosophy - Late 19th- and 20th-century French philosophy - The history of the philosophy of science

Fees and funding

Please see The Open University website http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/fees-and-funding.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
48 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
15 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Sophie Grace Chappell
Email
FASS-Philosophy-PG-Admissions@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 659214