Research course

Philosophy and Psychology

University of Glasgow · College of Arts

Entry requirements

2.1 honours degree or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Glasgow are thriving. Our vibrant research environment includes an active community of postgraduate students and engaged staff who are internationally recognised for their contributions to a wide range of philosophical and psychological debates.

This programme is designed for dissertation topics at the intersection of Philosophy and Psychology that would benefit from supervisors from both disciplines. Students in this programme specifically have a primary supervisor in Philosophy and a secondary supervisor in Psychology.

Our staff supervise a wide range of the areas within Philosophy and Psychology, including:

  • affect
  • cognitive penetration
  • colour vision
  • direct and indirect perception
  • the nature of illusion and hallucination
  • imagination
  • mental qualities
  • moral psychology
  • pain and suffering
  • emotion
  • philosophy of perception
  • virtual and augmented reality

We strongly encourage applications in any of the above areas.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 7.0 with no sub-test under 7.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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