Within moral and political philosophy, we have expanded our concentration of expertise on Nietzsche. Work in applied ethics has continued in the area of health and been extended to include the ethics of sport and of biobanking and nutrigenomics.
Research in philosophy of mind and psychology has grown to include interdisciplinary publications on the nature of perception and critical analysis of the conceptual framework underpinning the science of consciousness.
The research programme aims to offer knowledge and expertise to take you on to a role in Higher Education, or employment requiring high-level skills in research or advanced subject knowledge.
This PhD programme recruits a diverse range of Home/EU and International students who want to engage in a research environment that is characterised by the combination of expertise across both analytic and continental approaches to philosophy.
- The School has a dynamic interdisciplinary research culture with a variety of seminar series
- The School offers a wide selection of research training opportunities, including a fortnightly PhD workshop and a weekly reading group
- PhD students are encouraged to publish
- The School has a dedicated suite for its research students with computing facilities, networked information and access to email and Internet
- As from their second year, students have the opportunity for teaching on the School’s undergraduate degree programmes, and receive mentoring sessions from a full-time member of staff
- The School makes funding available each year for PGR students who wish to attend conferences or undertake library archive visits that are related to their PhD studies
- The School runs an annual conference that allows PhD students across disciplinary areas to share their work with their peers.