Research course


University of Southampton · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class degree and a Master's degree in philosophy (merit); other qualifications may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Areas of reserch include: aesthetics - topics include: tragedy; philosophy of music; pictorial representation; philosophy of film; philosophy of literature; ontology of art; definitions of art; art and morality; aesthetics of Plato; Aristotle; Hume; Kant; Schopenhauer; Nietzsche and Collingwood; 19th-century continental philosophy after Hegel, which includes research into: Schopenhauer; Nietzsche; Kierkegaard and Frege; modern moral philosophy; Wittgenstein, focusing on Wittgenstein's thought, his philosophy of language, mathematics and religion, and the relations between Wittgenstein's thought and the work of Russell; Husserl; Heidegger; Kierkegaard and later 20th-century philosophers such as Quine and Davidson; other notable areas of shared research interests are: philosophy of action and practical reason, and philosophy of language and mind; in addition, research is carried out in ancient philosophy, ethics, philosophical logic, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, political philosophy, and on Collingwood, Heidegger and Russell.

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Information for international students

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
60-84 months
full time
24-48 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 23 8059 6809