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PhD Opportunities in Philosophy at Durham University

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

Profile Description

Durham University's Department of Philosophy is a centre for world-class research in a wide range of fields, including the following:

• Aesthetics
• Ethics
• Environmental philosophy
• Feminism
• History and philosophy of science and medicine (including the social sciences and economics)
• Metaphysics
• Phenomenology and Continental philosophy
• Philosophy of mind and action

The Department is home to the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) and it has strong links with several interdisciplinary centres, such as the Centre for the Ethics of Cultural Heritage and the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease.

The Department's research environment obtained outstanding scores (60% ‘world leading', 40% ‘internationally excellent') in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Its PhD students receive training on topics such as writing for publication, and from Year 2 onwards almost all of them gain experience teaching undergraduate classes. Each year, PhD students in Philosophy organise and participate in various reading groups, workshops and conferences as well as meetings of EIDOS, the Department's highly active postgraduate philosophy society. Recent graduates have taken up academic positions at the University of Nottingham, Trinity College Dublin and the University of Cambridge.

For more information, please see https://www.dur.ac.uk/philosophy/


A number of PhD awards are available. For details, please see:



General guidelines are available at https://www.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at

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.

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