Entry requirements

The minimum requirements for the programmes are an upper 2nd or 1st Class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in any subject (and for the MPhil and PhD, normally an MA that includes some philosophy, with an average mark of at least 60, or its equivalent); a satisfactory research proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

A three year PhD scholarship (covering home fees and an annual stipend) is currently available . Please contact Greg Currie for further details and eligibility criteria.

Applications are invited from candidates wishing to work in all the major areas of interest in the Department.

Members of the Department have research interests in:

  • Ancient Philosophy;
  • Early Modern Philosophy (Descartes to Kant);
  • Post-Kantian Philosophy;
  • History of Analytic Philosophy;
  • Aesthetics;
  • Philosophy of Language and Logic;
  • Philosophy of Mind and Psychology;
  • Philosophy of Religion;
  • Metaphysics and Epistemology;
  • Ethical Theory;
  • and Applied Ethics.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months
part time
48 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 323251