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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Programme description

Our PhD in Philosophy is a three year full-time (six years part-time) programme. You will undertake substantial original research, which will form a thesis of approximately 70,000 words. Throughout, you will work closely with an expert supervisor, with further guidance from at least one extra supervisor.

Our staff are experts, many internationally renowned, in a variety of key areas of Philosophy. We provide a wealth of opportunities for postgraduate researchers.

Teaching and learning

When you become a postgraduate researcher, you'll join a diverse and vibrant community of doctoral students from nearly 100 different countries, all studying within the Faculty of Humanities.

You will be able to work with a specific research grouping that complements your research interests and have access to a variety of interdisciplinary research institutes.

Our working environments are often spacious and open-plan, giving you plenty of opportunities to communicate with colleagues and staff within the School, and you will have your own desk space as well as access to our fantastic range of libraries on campus.

All of our academic supervisors are research active and will support you to work on challenging research problems and develop rigorous, creative and original research.

Coursework and assessment

Satisfactory evaluation of students' work at annual reviews is required for progress on the course.

Career opportunities

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help support you with your goals for the future.

As a postgraduate researcher, you'll have access to a dedicated Researcher Development Team who will support your professional development throughout your PhD journey and beyond.

Our researcher development programme will enable you to become more aware of your developing researcher identity, equipping you with the skills you need during your PhD and prepare you to integrate into the researcher community.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,500per 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 Manchester

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 51 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    161 78%

    12th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    11th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    40th

    3

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