Philosophy (28)

  Topics in Continental Philosophy – (Online)


 Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Programme

The Philosophy team at Staffordshire University welcomes PhD proposals from prospective students in the field of Continental Philosophy. We offer close personal supervision via on-campus or distance learning routes to students in a wide variety of research areas in Continental Philosophy (20th and 21st Century European Philosophy, 20th Century French Continental Philosophy, Vitalism, New Materialisms and Poststructuralism). Our interdisciplinary approach and experienced research supervisors allow you to explore your area of philosophical interest in themes in relation to staffs existing research projects Film-Philosophy, Philosophy of Literature, Environmental Humanities.


This PhD project offers expert supervision in Continental Philosophy. Dr Patrick O’Connor (philosophy) is an established researcher who has published on Continental Philosophy and a number of continental philosophers (Heidegger, Derrida, Badiou, Blanchot, Merleau-Ponty), and who is developing a project on film-philosophy. Prof. David Webb is an established researcher who has published on Continental Philosophy and a number of Continental Philosophers (Serres, Foucault, Heidegger). His current research interests are in the work of Michel Serres, philosophical engagements with climate, and the environmental humanities. For more information on our areas of expertise and potential supervisors you can see a list of recent publications by our research staff on their department web pages here and here.


We are seeking outstanding applicants to develop doctoral research project on Continental Philosophy. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. For general enquiries about Staffordshire University’s graduate school, you can contact us here. For more information on the application process please see here. You will be required to submit a PhD proposal prior to application. For informal queries about the department, you can contact Dr Patrick O’Connor ().  

Funding Notes

Please note there is no funding attached to this project. The successful applicant will need to self-fund their living expenses and fees or via external sponsorship or funding.
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