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 and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
15 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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