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PhD in Philosophy and Literature

While many UK philosophy departments possess strength in analytic philosophy or continental philosophy, we are distinctive in having world-leading philosophers from both fields. The department has particular research strengths in Philosophy of Mind & Psychology, Epistemology, The Philosophy of Art and Literature, Moral and Political Philosophy, 20th Century Continental Philosophy, and Kant and 19th Century Post-Kantian Philosophy.

We are keen to supervise doctoral research in any of these or related areas. In addition, individual members of staff have research expertise in are able to supervise students who want to work on topics in linguistics and philosophy of language; metaphysics; aesthetics; philosophy of perception; and the philosophy of logic. This list is not exhaustive, however, and you are strongly encouraged to study the staff webpages to identify a potential supervisor for your thesis.

Essential Information

Full time: 3-4 years
Part time: up to 7 years

Entry Requirements:
A Masters level degree in Philosophy or a Masters degree (or equivalent) with a significant Philosophy component; a writing sample of 2500 words

English Language: 
IELTS band B

Location of Study:
University of Warwick

Course fees

Full time:
Home/EU: £4,191 per year (estimated)
Overseas: £16,230 per year

Part time: (Part time fees are charged over first 2 years of study)
Home/EU: £2,515 per year (estimated)
Overseas: £9,738 per year

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Application Information

This information is applicable for 2017 entry.