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Philosophy and Religion PhD

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Full time | Bangor University | 3 years | OCT-22

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Philosophy Philosophy Of Religion

Course type


Course Summary

About This Course

The aim of the MPhil degree is that you will have gained substantial specialist knowledge of a particular discipline and/or historical period, as a basis for more detailed research. You will have developed independent research skills appropriate for an academic post or a career in advanced research and written a substantial thesis, which may be extended subsequently into a thesis at doctoral level.

The aim of the PhD degree is to assist you to complete a major piece of research in the area of Philosophy and/or Religion, and to demonstrate suitable academic attainments for appointment to a university-level teaching or research post. At the end of the programme, you will possess a good general knowledge of the particular field of learning within which the subject of the thesis falls and will have made a significant, original and substantial contribution to research.

You will receive research and transferable skills training from the University’s Graduate Training Programme. (Does not apply if you take these programmes by distance learning).

You will be assigned a supervisor, whose duty it is to provide advice about the choice of subjects and on any questions relating to your academic work. Teaching is by means of individual tuition, according to the circumstances and the discretion of the supervisor. Arrangements vary from case to case. Advice can also be given by e-mail or telephone but you will need to meet your supervisor on a regular basis in order to discuss your progress.

PhD for a dissertation normally more than 100,000 words.

Research areas

The School offers supervision in the following areas of specialism:

Philosophy of Religion
Meta ethics and Normative ethics
Meta philosophy
Problem of Evil
Islamic studies
Psychoanalytic studies
Jungian studies
Sociology of Religion

To apply, send a research proposal of no less than 500 words, accompanied by a proposed bibliography and personal statement outlining your relevant experience (training and research) in your chosen field.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

We would normally expect students starting a PhD or MPhil to hold a first class or a good second-class degree. In many cases PhD applicants have studied to MA level, though this is not compulsory. We accept students on a distance-learning basis, but they should have access to an academic library for easy access of research materials to consult in addition to the online facilities available through Bangor University library.

University information

Established in 1884, Bangor University has over 130 years of educational heritage and offers an experience unlike any other. Based in North Wales, and nestled between the mountains and the sea, the university offers a wide range of courses distributed across the Arts and Sciences. Bangor is a vibrant and student-oriented place to study, and the university’s size and friendly learning community is why many students choose to study here. The...more

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