PhD Philosophy / Overview
Year of entry: 2024
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- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- 3 years
- Entry requirements
- Bachelor's (Honours) degree in a cognate subject at 2:1 or above (or overseas equivalent); and
- Master's degree in a relevant subject - with an overall average of 65% or above, a minimum mark of 65% in your dissertation and no mark below 55% (or overseas equivalent)
- How to apply
Please ensure you include all required supporting documents at the time of submission, as incomplete applications may not be considered.
If you would like to be considered for University of Manchester funding, we reccomend you apply as early as possible. If you are applying for or have secured external funding (for example, from an employer or government) or are self-funding, you must submit your application before the below deadlines to be considered. You will not be able to apply after these dates have passed.
- For September 2024 entry: 30 June 2024
- For January 2025 entry: 30 September 2024
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- Become part of a lively PhD community, with weekly PGR led 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 philosophical research areas.
The University holds annual open days, where you will have the opportunity to find out more about our facilities and programmes. On this day, you will learn more about the School of Social Sciences, our Philosophy department, and our resources. You will also be able to meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions that you may have.
For more information, see open days.
Fees for entry in 2024 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2023 were as follows:
UK students (per annum): £4,712
International, including EU, students (per annum): £21,000
UK students (per annum): £2,356
International, including EU, students (per annum): £10,500
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
There are a range of scholarships, studentships and awards available to support both UK and overseas postgraduate researchers, details of which can be found via the links below.
To apply University of Manchester funding, you must indicate in your application the competitions for which you wish to be considered.
All external funding competitions have a specified deadline for submitting your funding application and a separate (earlier) deadline for submitting the online programme application form, both of which will be stated in the funding competition details below.
For more information about funding, visit our funding page to browse for scholarships, studentships and awards you may be eligible for.
- School of Social Sciences PhD Studentships 2024 Entry
- AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) PhD Studentships 2024 Entry
- China Scholarship Council - The University of Manchester (CSC-UoM) Joint Scholarship Programme 2024 Entry
- Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships 2024 Entry
- PhD Studentship with the Stuart Hall Foundation (Social Sciences) 2024 Entry
- Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (High Income Countries)
- Humanities Doctoral Academy Humanitarian Scholarship 2024 Entry
- Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (Least Developed Countries and Fragile States)
- President's Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Awards 2024 Entry
- School of Social Sciences
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- Humanities Doctoral Academy Admissions
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