Research course


University of Sussex · School of History and Philosophy

Entry requirements

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

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 and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
48 months

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