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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Join a research centre of excellence and be part of our collaborative research culture.

Research overview

The department offers supervision for PhD students in a wide range of subject areas, reflecting the expertise of its academic staff.

Key facts

  • A mixture of established and emerging areas of philosophy
  • All staff are research active and publish regularly in leading journals
  • 69% of our research activity recognised as ‘world leading’, or ‘internationally excellent’, with the remainder all of a quality that is ‘recognised internationally’ (REF 2014)

Research areas

We research almost all areas of philosophy but have particular strength in:

  • Metaphysics: especially identity; dispositions; causation; modality; essentialism; time; truthmaking; laws of nature; causation; free will; determinism
  • Ethics: especially normative theory (particularly consequentialism); metaethics (particularly particularism)
  • Mind: especially mental causation; personal identity
  • Social philosophy: especially race and gender; epistemic injustice; social kinds
  • Aesthetics: especially music
  • Language: especially indexicals; theory of reference; speech acts

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,000per 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 Nottingham

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  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 52 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    142 67%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%



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