Funding for Postgraduate Study in Philosophy

Thinking about postgraduate research in Philosophy?

We are recruiting now for Masters, MPhil and PhD programmes.

Why choose Keele?

Keele has a strong and vibrant postgraduate research community of over 300 full- and part-time students in a broad range of Humanities and Social Science disciplines. Philosophy at Keele is a member of the AHRC Northwest Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership with Manchester University, Lancaster University, University of Liverpool and Manchester Metropolitan University, giving our postgraduate students the benefit of expertise from across the region. Keele also funds its own studentships or co-funds studentships with other external funding bodies. A full studentship includes an annual tax-free stipend at RCUK rate plus tuition fee (currently £14,553 and £4,195 for three years).

We have research strengths in all the main areas of Philosophy, with particular expertise in the following areas: Kantian philosophy, philosophy of mind and action, metaphysics, history of philosophy, philosophy of science, pragmatism, environmental philosophy, metaphilosophy, political philosophy, and moral philosophy. For AHRC studentships, joint supervision between Keele and one of the other members of the Consortium is also possible.

How do I apply?

Applicants are advised to get in touch as soon as possible by contacting Professor Sorin Baiasu or their prospective supervisor. For further information about supervisors, see the philosophers on our people page, Sophie Allen, Sorin Baiasu, Giuseppina D’Oro, Jonathan Head, and James Tartaglia.

Full details and application procedures can be found here.

Funding Opportunities for 2018

  • Fully funded AHRC studentships (including MRes+PhD studentships)
  • Keele funded full studentships (fees at UK/EU rate and annual maintenance grants)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships (fees at UK/EU rate and annual maintenance grant)
  • Bursaries and Fee Waivers (fees/part fees at UK/EU rate)

Closing date: 5 February 2018.