Our regular standard of admission is at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1), although candidates will usually also have completed or be undertaking a Masters qualification.
- a straightforward, descriptive, and informative title
- the question that your research will address
- an account of why this question is important and worth investigating
- an assessment of how your own research will engage with recent study in the subject
- a brief account of the methodology and approach you will take
- a discussion of the primary sources that your research will draw upon, including printed books, manuscripts, archives, libraries, or museums
- an indicative bibliography of secondary sources that you have already consulted and/or are planning to consult
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
The University of Glasgow is home to a vibrant research community in philosophy; our staff are internationally recognized for their contributions to a wide range of debates in both practical and theoretical philosophy. Our research in recent Anglo-American philosophy and the philosophy of mind was recently commended as world leading.
We offer supervision and strongly encourage applications in the following areas:
- Anglo-American philosophy (including history of analytic philosophy)
- history of early modern philosophy
- logic and philosophy of logic
- philosophy of language
- philosophy of mathematics
- philosophy of mind
- philosophy of perception
- political philosophy
- philosophy of religion (including Eastern religion)
Current and recent PhD students have worked on Anglo-American philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of logic, philosophy of mind, philosophy of perception, philosophy of religion and political philosophy.
Start dates are set by both the supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
We have a strong track record of securing AHRC and Glasgow University College of Arts funding for our PhD students. Recent recipients of AHRC and College funding include Berta Grimau (Philosophy of Logic), Nathan Kirkwood (Anglo-American Philosophy and Quine) and Matt Linsley (Metaphysics of Change).
Qualification and course duration
MLitt by research
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