Research course

Political Philosophy including Just War Theory

Open University · Department of Philosophy

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) - Masters (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

The Philosophy discipline welcomes applications for graduate work in political philosophy; in particular, just war theory. The department is currently host to the Heritage in War Project; a three year, AHRC-funded project run jointly with the Stockholm Centre for Ethics in War and Peace. Successful applicants would have the chance to contribute to this project, which includes partners from all over the world.

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
      part time
      72 months
      • MPhil
        full time
        15 months
          part time
          24 months

          Course contact details

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