PhD Philosophy / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Duration
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.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Non UK/EU applicants are strongly advised to submit their application by July to ensure sufficient time for applying for a Visa.

January 2019 - Deadline to submit COMPLETE application is Monday 26 November

September 2019

IF YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SCHOOL OR AHRC FUNDING THERE ARE TWO DEADLINES YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF; one for the receipt of your programme application and the other for the AHRC funding application.  There is no separate application form for the School studentships.

- Deadline to submit a full online programme application is Friday 18 January 2019

AHRC FUNDING DEADLINE

- Friday 8 February 2019

Having an expert supervisor is extremely important for success in Research degree programmes and it is part of the application process that we seek suitable supervision for candidates. We cannot provide supervision across all areas and we are therefore sometimes unable to offer admission to excellent applicants. We strongly advise candidates to read the webpages of the staff or group in whose discipline they intend to specialise and to read some of their publications BEFORE applying. You may conduct a keyword search via the Philosophy home page to identify potential supervisors/research areas.

Feel free to make direct contact with any academics to discuss your proposed research topic. Please note that such contact can only be informal and no decision can be made on your application until it is submitted and processed through the Postgraduate Admissions Office. If you make a positive contact with an academic, please make sure to include their name on your application form when you submit it.

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PhD Y Y N N

Programme overview

Our Philosophy PhD programme is a three-year (full-time) or six-year (part-time) course of study that enables you to carry out a piece of in-depth research in the area that most interests you.

You will benefit from:

  • being part of a lively PhD community;
  • weekly student-run research seminars;
  • the opportunity to regularly present and discuss your work;
  • expertise in a range of Philosophy research areas.

Open days

For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit open days and visits

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,327
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £2,163
    International students (per annum): £9,250

Scholarships/sponsorships

Please see the School's funding page for further information.

Please note that the School's funding page is not yet fully updated.  Any queries, please email vicky.barnes@manchester.ac.uk

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Vicky Barnes
Telephone
+ 44 (0) 161 275 4743
Facsimile
+ 44 (0) 161 275 2450
Email
Website
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/philosophy
School/Faculty

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