PhD Philosophy / Overview
Year of entry: 2020
- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- 3 years (full-time); 6 years (part-time)
- Entry requirements
Candidates MUST normally have;
- Bachelors (Honours) degree (or overseas equivalent) at 2:1 level or above in a cognate subject, and
- Normally a Masters degree at 65% overall average with minimum 65% in dissertation and with no mark below 55% (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant cognate subject, preferably one with a substantial research methods component. Transcripts will be carefully scrutinised to ensure that applicants have the required background.
- Note; due to the volume of applications received each year, and limited spaces, regrettably offers cannot be made to all applicants who satisfy the academic entry criteria.
- All applicants who pass the initial assessment stage will be interviewed before any offer is confirmed.
- How to apply
- Apply online
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- Become part of a lively PhD community, with weekly student-run research seminars
- Gain the opportunity to regularly present and discuss your work within your department and at conferences
- Benefit from access to experts in a range of philosophy research areas
The University holds an annual PGR open day, where you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our facilities and programmes.
On this day, you will find out more about the School of Social Sciences, our Philosophy department, and our resources.
You'll also be able to meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.
For more information and to book your place, see open days .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
International students (per annum): £19,000
UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
International students (per annum): £9,500
Application deadlines for internal funding opportunities are often in January for programmes starting the following September, and many external funders have earlier application deadlines. Please refer to 'how to apply' for further information.
Please ensure you check the School site for up-to-date information.
If you're planning to apply for a scholarship or award that is not attached to a particular project, you'll normally need to hold an offer of a place from the University before applying.
Search for current funding opportunities by country and research programme using our funding database search tool .
- School of Social Sciences - PhD Studentships - 2020
- School of Social Sciences - North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) (AHRC) - 2020
- School of Social Sciences - China Scholarship Council Joint Scholarship for PhD Study 2020 (TO BE CONFIRMED)
- The John Rylands Research Institute Scholarship for Researchers from a Black British Background
- School of Social Sciences - PhD Studentship with the Stuart Hall Foundation - September 2020
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