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Philosophy, politics and ethics PhD

Philosophy, politics and ethics PhD

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Full time


3 years

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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Ethics Politics

Course type


Course Summary

The University of Brighton welcomes PhD research in philosophy, politics and ethics through its specialist research Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE).

CAPPE has an unrivalled reputation for fostering scholarship through its educational programme, helping numerous students through from undergraduate to postgraduate taught and research study. We have an active recruitment and a record of success with the AHRC techn? funding scheme and are interested in applications from postgraduate research students throughout the year.

As a PhD student you will find supervision and a dedicated community in one of our research areas: applied philosophy and ethics; critical theory and radical politics; and social movements and global politics.

We also offer professional PhD programmes to students from professional backgrounds (in the arts, the public sector and the medical profession) who already have experience and wish to consolidate their knowledge in a more formal manner.

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Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the PhD are: a recognised Master’s degree with a significant research component, for example MPhil from another university, or similar qualification which is regarded by the University of Brighton as being equivalent and relevant or substantial appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level which resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment. An application made by someone with this experience will be considered on its merits and will normally require independent academic references or, unless a School exercises their right to specify more stringent entry requirements, we may consider a first or upper second honours degree or other qualification which is regarded by the University of Brighton as being equivalent and relevant.

University information

Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university provides students with a choice of more than 200 courses, with a wide range of postgraduate programmes available and many of them accredited by relevant professional bodies. Students can choose between different flexible studying options, meaning they can achieve their...more