Department of Philosophy

Research degrees (PhD) - Philosophy

  • Over 80% of our publications assessed as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.
  • Research strengths include:
    • metaphysics
    • mind and language
    • ethics and political philosophy
    • philosophy of art and science
    • feminism
    • epistemology
    • logic
  • Track record of PhD students successfully publishing in major philosophical journals
  • Strong culture of support including open door policy and research seminars
  • Home to the Nottingham Centre for Social Philosophy.
  • The University has a ‘Funding Search’ engine here, together with other useful links. (Note: in the search engine, the PhD programme is defined as ‘Research’ in the ‘Level’ drop-down). There is also a similar page with information that is specific to the Humanities (the school that includes Philosophy) here.

    An important source of funding for PhD Postgraduate studies is the AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities consortium. Here are a few other sources that may be of interest: Aristotelian Society Bursaries, Society for Applied Philosophy and The Royal Institute of Philosophy.

Our degrees

For more information on research strengths and examples of successful PhDs see our prospectus.

Philosophy PhD

Postgraduate admissions tutor

For informal queries about postgraduate study in the Department of Philosophy contact the postgraduate admissions tutor Dr Zachary Hoskins.





Department of Philosophy

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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