Philosophy

MPhil/PhD

  • Entry Year 2022
  • Duration Full time 36 Months, Part time 48 Months

Overview

Philosophy at Lancaster is pluralistic in approach and, where possible, we are open to engagement and collaboration with other disciplines and institutions. We offer supervision across a broad range of philosophical subjects, and currently have academic colleagues whose areas of research include philosophy of mind and psychology, theoretical and applied ethics, post-Kantian European philosophy, and bioethics. We enjoy good working relationships with related departments and research centres, and joint supervision arrangements are sometimes possible.

We aim to support you throughout your work towards a PhD in philosophy at Lancaster through the direct support of your named supervisors and by other members of philosophy staff. We also encourage our postgraduate students to participate in our research community for example through the sharing and discussing of their work and by contributing to reading groups, work in progress meetings, visiting speaker seminars, professional development classes, and research conferences.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

Bachelor's degree : 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant social science subject

Master's degree: a good Masters degree in a social science background.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.

Additional Requirements

As part of your application you will also need to provide a viable research proposal. Guidance for writing a research proposal can be found here.

English Language Requirements

We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 5.5 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Contact: Admissions Team +44 (0) 1524 592032 or email pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Fees and Funding

Location Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
UK £4,596 £2,298
International £18,590 £9,295

Scholarships and bursaries

At Lancaster, we believe that funding concerns should not stop any student with the talent to thrive.

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help cover the cost of tuition fees and/or living expenses.

Important Information

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The University will use all reasonable effort to deliver the courses as described, but the University reserves the right to make changes to advertised courses. In exceptional circumstances that are beyond the University’s reasonable control (Force Majeure Events), we may need to amend the programmes and provision advertised. In this event, the University will take reasonable steps to minimise the disruption to your studies. If a course is withdrawn or if there are any fundamental changes to your course, we will give you reasonable notice and you will be entitled to request that you are considered for an alternative course or withdraw your application. You are advised to revisit our website for up-to-date course information before you submit your application.

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