Research course

Philosophy

Institution
University of Bristol · Department of Philosophy
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

MPhil: An upper second-class degree (or international equivalent). Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of your readiness to pursue a research degree. MPhil/PhD: A pass at Master's level (or international equivalent).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Department of Philosophy is one of the best in the UK. With a reputation for high-quality research across the subject, we are particularly well known for our strength in logic and the philosophy of science and mathematics, as well as expertise in applied ethics, formal epistemology, phenomenology and the philosophy of medicine.

We have an active postgraduate community and internationally renowned staff who set the agenda and break new ground in their respective fields. Teaching and supervision are informed by the latest research and we are proud of the contributions made by our postgraduates to the department's vibrant research culture. We have an exciting seminar/colloquium and conference programme, including regular seminars in philosophy and history of science, medicine, mathematics and logic, as well as weekly departmental seminars with visiting speakers, and joint sessions run with the Departments of Physics, Mathematics, English, History, Medicine, Psychology and Politics. We also host the Centre for Science and Philosophy, which promotes the interpretation of science through collaboration with other disciplines.

In the Philosophical Gourmet Report, the leading reputational ranking of Anglophone philosophy departments, the department was rated as follows: first or joint first in the UK for philosophy of biology, philosophy of mathematics and mathematical logic; and second or joint second for philosophical logic, general philosophy of science and philosophy of social science.

Individual members of staff have been successful in attracting external and internal research awards. The department currently hosts five major research projects:

Information for international students

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £4,185 Part time: £2,093
International students
£15,500

The University of Bristol is part of the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP), which will be offering studentships for September 2017. For information on other funding opportunities, please see the Faculty of Arts funding pages.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions P
Email
artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 117 331 8443