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About the Programme

Change lives and shape futures with a PhD in Philosophy

Our lively community of postgraduate researchers, excellent facilities and multidisciplinary research links, make Manchester ideal for your research degree.

As a doctoral candidate in Philosophy, you'll benefit from a friendly environment, opportunities to interact with other students and staff, and the encouragement to make a real impact with your research.

We invest in the best ideas and brightest minds and you'll receive a comprehensive portfolio of support and training to help you reach your aspirations and develop into an intellectual leader.

Our research areas

Our research focuses on key areas of analytic philosophy and we have a range of potential supervisors on offer.

Explore our research area groups:

  • Mind and Language
  • Metaphysics
  • History of Analytic Philosophy
  • Engaged Philosophy
  • Aesthetics

Find out more about our research areas

You can also find out more our Philosophy PhD programme on our course profile:

  • PhD Philosophy

Funding your research

We offer a number of funding opportunities for talented individuals to undertake doctoral training with us, including School studentships and the President's Doctoral Scholar Award. All successful applicants who apply for their programme before 13 January 2020 are automatically considered for this funding.

In some circumstances departments may consider applications received after the December deadline but providing a complete application is received by Friday 31 January at the very latest.

If you're from the UK or EU you can also apply for funding with the AHRC, also subject to deadlines. Please check the studentship page for details on associated deadlines and links to the application form.

Explore current funding opportunities

Developing intellectual leaders

We're not here simply to ‘supervise' – we seek to discover and co-produce new knowledge with students as our partners.

To enable you to integrate and thrive with us, you'll be supported by a dedicated Researcher Development Team throughout your PhD and beyond.

You'll benefit from world-class professional training opportunities:

  • Developing Intellectual Leaders Programme – for all the skills you need to succeed
  • ProGRess@humanities – our training hub that offers specialist courses
  • methods@manchester – an initiative giving you the chance to learn from the very best via talks, workshops and other events.

We provide support for several activities related to your PhD, including:

  • Presenting at international conferences 
  • Attending workshops that provide relevant professional opportunities
  • Conducting fieldwork in the UK and overseas
  • Exchanges and placements at partnering institutions

You'll also be encouraged to publish in high quality outlets and we have strategies to help you achieve this goal.

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Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

How good is research at The University of Manchester in Philosophy?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 12.70

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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