Research course


University of East Anglia · School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies (PPL)

Entry requirements

For entry on to the MPhil or PhD programmes, we would normally expect an applicant to hold a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, and a good Masters degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The current research themes for supervision in philosophy are:

  • Application and interpretations of Wittgenstein
  • Environmental philosophy
  • Philosophy and social science

We are a vibrant international research community with highly distinctive research strengths, including innovative, interdisciplinary fields (philosophy of the arts, philosophy of nature and the environment, philosophy of linguistics, metaphilosophy) as well as fundamental traditions in Western thought (Greek philosophy, Kant, the Wittgensteinian tradition).

Find more information on our website.

Information for international students

English entry requirement: Minimum IELTS overall score of 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in speaking, reading and listening and 7.0 in writing), or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,052 per annum
International students
£13,550 per annum

Studentships may be available for exceptional candidates.

Visit our website for more information on Postgraduate Research Degree Funding and PGR Scholarships.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Service
+44 (0) 1603 591 709