Doctoral study in Philosophy

Why study with us?

We were placed in the world's top 100 in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

As a doctoral candidate, you'll benefit from: financial support for research expenses through PReSS funding; high-calibre supervision practices; and the networks and expertise of our world-class academic researchers.

Research opportunities

You will be supervised by our researchers and have access to a range of resources to assist you in your academic and professional development.

We welcome PhD proposals in areas including:

  • 19th- and 20th-century European philosophy
  • Aesthetics
  • Ancient philosophy
  • Applied ethics
  • Biomedical ethics
  • Environmental philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Existentialism
  • Global justice
  • Intergenerational ethics
  • Logic
  • Medieval philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Moral philosophy
  • Philosophical logic
  • Philosophy of action
  • Philosophy of art
  • Philosophy of biology
  • Philosophy of computation
  • Philosophy of law
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Philosophy of science
  • Political philosophy
  • Social philosophy

Our people

Many of our teaching staff are internationally renowned scholars and researchers who are leaders in their fields.

Past research topics

Scholarships and awards

There are several scholarships you may be eligible for when you decide to pursue your PhD in Philosophy:

Help and advice

Our friendly staff will provide you with advice on enrolling in your PhD at Student Hubs.

If you would like to discuss your plans for your doctoral research you can contact our PhD Adviser.

Apply for doctoral study