Research course


University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Humanities and Heritage

Entry requirements

A relevant Master's degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The MPhil/PhD Philosophy offers you the opportunity to undertake an intensive study of a topic in Philosophy of your own choosing, and to make an original contribution to scholarly understandings of your subject.

While the emphasis is on your independent research, you will receive guidance from your team of academic supervisors who have expertise a range of subjects in Philosophy, with particular strengths in the history and philosophy of science, ethics, the philosophy of religion, the philosophy of mind, moral philosophy, metaphysics and aesthetics. Before you apply, we encourage you to consult the list of our staff's academic interests, to ensure the subject you are interested in can receive expert guidance.

As an MPhil/PhD student, you are encouraged to participate in the School of History and Heritage's lively research culture of research seminars, as well as postgraduate forums, social events, and training to support the development of your academic skills. Strong links exist between Philosophy and the Schools of Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology, and an interdisciplinary research culture facilitates collaboration with colleagues across a wide range of topics.

Department specialisms

Research areas covered within the School include: History and Philosophy of Science Philosophy of Religion Philosophy of Mind Post-Kantian European Philosophy Moral Philosophy Metaphysics Aesthetics

Information for international students

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. . These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    full time
    18+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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