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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    APR

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Students on the PhD follow an approved programme of research supervised by a member of academic staff and informed by a Thesis Advisory Panel. Alongside this academic support, students are supported by a programme of training in research methods and transferable skills. Students are assessed solely on the basis of their research, which must include original work, by at least two individually appointed examiners, one of whom will be external to the University.

The programmes are assessed solely on the student's thesis. The requirements for the lengths of the theses are as follows: minimum 60,000 words to maximum 80,000 words.

Members of the Department have research interests in Ancient Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy (Descartes to Kant), Post-Kantian Philosophy, History of Analytic Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language and Logic, Philosophy of Mind and Psychology, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics and Epistemology, Ethical Theory, and Applied Ethics. More details are available concerning the research interests of individual members of the Department and cognate faculty members.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,750per year

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University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 51 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    142 69%

    19th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    11th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    17th

    3

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