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Philosophy PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 70 Philosophy PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Embarking on a PhD in Philosophy invites candidates into a profound journey of intellectual exploration and critical thinking. These advanced degrees provide a platform for students to delve into the fundamental questions that have puzzled humanity for centuries, covering areas such as ethics, metaphysics, logic, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind.

Through PhDs in Philosophy, candidates engage with complex texts, construct nuanced arguments, and contribute original insights to philosophical debates. This path is not just an academic route; it's a pursuit of wisdom and clarity, aimed at deepening our understanding of the world, the nature of reality, and our place within it.

Why complete a PhD in Philosophy?

A PhD in Philosophy offers students the unparalleled opportunity to contribute to a rich and diverse field of inquiry. These programmes challenge candidates to think deeply and critically about pressing philosophical questions, honing their ability to analyse, argue, and articulate complex ideas with precision.

The research undertaken during these degrees often pushes the boundaries of philosophical thought, offering new perspectives and solutions to both age-old and contemporary problems. Through engagement with the philosophical community and beyond, doctoral research in philosophy not only advances the discipline but also has the potential to influence other fields of study, enriching our collective approach to knowledge, ethics, and rational inquiry.

In terms of employment, earning a PhD in Philosophy opens up a wide array of career opportunities. In academia, graduates can shape the future of the discipline through teaching, mentoring, and research. Beyond the university, the critical thinking, analytical, and communicative skills developed during the PhD are highly valued in a variety of contexts.

Philosophy PhDs find rewarding careers in publishing, public policy, ethical consultancy, and even in the tech industry, where they can contribute to debates about artificial intelligence, ethics, and technology. The rigorous training and deep reflection that characterise a PhD in Philosophy equips graduates to tackle complex problems and ethical dilemmas in diverse professional settings, making a significant impact on society and contributing to the public discourse on important issues.

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Data protection surrounding mass graves

As new technologies for identification emerge, concerns surrounding access to, and protection of, information and individuals’ data are likely to persist… Read more

Cultural and Indigenous rights surrounding mass graves

The recent discovery of suspected mass graves at Canadian residential schools designed to systematically assimilate Indigenous children, thereby destroying cultures, languages and possible ties with the land, indicates the issue is both pressing and current. Read more

Participative rights surrounding mass graves

Family participation has the potential to provide significant benefit to the investigation (by revealing relevant lines of inquiry) as well as to the family members themselves. Read more

Thinking Nature Thinking

The project is located at the intersection of philosophy and poetics, between the conceptual labor of exploring and the poetic labor of inventing the idea of nature. Read more

Poetry – Communism – Philosophy

Aim. The project aims to take seriously and examine systematically the political implications of the fact that there is no poetry that is not addressed to all. Read more

"The Point is to Change it." Marx in/and Contemporary Philosophy.

Aim. The project aims at mutually elucidating the contemporary philosphical discourses on emancipation through the lens of Marx(’s thought) and the contemporary significance of Marx(’s thought) through contemporary philosophical discourses on emancipation. Read more

Understanding Cultural Legal Studies: Interrogating Legal Meanings in Artistic and Popular Culture

Emerging out of traditions of law and literature, critical legal studies, and law and popular culture, cultural legal studies is an international field that has recently emerged at the cutting edge of the interdisciplinary study of law. Read more

Revealing Abledment: Ableism and the Body Politic

Studies in Ableism (SiA) is now a recognised sub-specialism of critical disability studies and focuses on ways that abledment (the process of being/becoming ‘abled’) is located within societal processes and practices. Read more

Studying for a PhD in Humanities and Social Science

The University of Brighton has opened opportunities for self-funded PhD students in multiple areas of research in the fields of humanities and social sciences. Read more

Perspectives on reality as processes and event - from Heidegger to non-duality and beyond

What if our reality was fundamentally dynamic and interrelated - a process? Current developments in both science and technology provide abundant data and arguments for such a dynamic reconceptualization of reality. Read more

Exploring the outcomes of accommodation-based interventions

  Research Group: Institute for Social Policy, Housing and Equalities Research
Accommodation-based interventions play a central role in responses to homelessness in the UK. However, our understanding of their outcomes is constrained by challenges in classifying and conceptualising these interventions. Read more

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