Research course

Philosophy

Institution
University of Kent · School of European Culture and Languages
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A first or second class honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent).

Months of entry

September

Course content

Philosophy at Kent prides itself on the flexibility of its programmes. Students are able to negotiate their own paths of study through a full range of mixed level modules and specialist seminars that reflect the research interests of members of staff.

We offer a wide variety of topics and modules, in all areas of philosophy. Our department is a place of academic brilliance, friendly exchange, intellectual excitement and diversity. In our weekly departmental research seminar, colleagues and philosophers from other universities present their current work, and in our thriving student-run graduate seminar, students discuss their ideas with peers and members of staff. We host a Centre for Reasoning and are connected to the Aesthetics Research Group, both offering their own weekly research seminars.

Philosophy is part of the School of European Culture and Languages (SECL), which embraces eight other disciplines: Classical & Archaeological Studies; Comparative Literature; English Language and Linguistics; French; German; Hispanic Studies; Italian; and Religious Studies. This means that students enrolled on a postgraduate programme in Philosophy can draw on the excellent resources of a diverse team of teachers with expertise in many key areas of European culture.

Department specialisms

The main research interests of the staff are in moral and political philosophy, philosophy of language and logic, causality and probability, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of Wittgenstein, epistemology (including social and formal epistemology), ancient philosophy, modern European philosophy and the philosophy of mind.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. http://www.kent.ac.uk/ems/eng-lang-reqs/index.html Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways. See http://www.kent.ac.uk/international-pathways/

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
60 months

MPhil

part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Julia Tanney
Email
j.tanney@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827059