Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree.

Your qualification should be in philosophy or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

Unlike most other UK Philosophy departments, we offer supervision across a wide range of topics and traditions, including both Anglo-American analytic and post-Kantian continental philosophy.


You’ll work with academics who are experts at the forefront of their subjects. Our research expertise includes:

  • the thought of important figures such as Aristotle, Plato, Kant, Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas, Wittgenstein, Habermas, Frege, David Lewis, John Rawls and Tyler Burge
  • mind, language, epistemology and logic
  • aesthetics, including the philosophy of fiction and literature
  • phenomenology and existentialism
  • political philosophy.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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