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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21, 03-JAN-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

We combine a long tradition in a field of scholarship pioneered at Sussex with a commitment to fostering new and emerging fields of inquiry.

Core supervisory expertise is offered in:

  • British political thought c1500-1900
  • Renaissance intellectual history
  • the Scottish Enlightenment and 18th-century political thought
  • political thought in 19th-century Europe.

We also welcome outstanding applications in adjacent areas that reflect Sussex’s interdisciplinary approach to intellectual history, which has traditionally spanned history, literature, philosophy, classics, politics, economics and theology.

For a PhD, your research work makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sussex

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Situated on the sunny South Coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The sector leading business school offers a complete understanding of management, owing to Sussex’s interest in policy and expertise in science and technology.
One of the most international universities in the UK, Sussex welcomes students to join its friendly community of 150+ nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 93 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    142 68%

    27th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    52nd

    10

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