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Full time | University of Leeds | 3 years | SEP

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Full time


3 years

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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

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Course type


Course Summary

Studying applied ethics at PhD level is a great way to gain in-depth knowledge of highly topical issues and make a meaningful contribution to current debates in your chosen field. You'll conduct an extensive independent research project on a topic of your choice, and use your findings to produce a thesis of up to 100,000 words. Throughout, you'll receive support and guidance from one or two expert supervisors. You'll develop knowledge and skills that'll be invaluable in both personal and professional settings, equipping you to enter or advance in specialist careers within academia and beyond. As a research student with us, you'll join a diverse and vibrant community with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. We participate fully in the wider social and intellectual life of the University, and you'll have plenty of opportunities to meet other research students through dedicated events, research groups, and social activities. You'll have access to substantial funding, training, and development opportunities, including the opportunity to teach at the University. This will both help you in your studies and prepare you for applying what you learn in a professional context. You'll also benefit from our connections with organisations across many different countries and sectors.

At this time you'll also work closely with your supervisors to outline the structure and content of your project, as well as the process and schedule that you'll follow. This will help to ensure that your research is a significant, original contribution to your field that you'll be able to complete within the time available. This process means that you'll learn how to present your findings in both written and spoken form. It also helps to ensure that your work is original, comprehensive, and clearly situated within your field of study.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must have a masters degree. If you don't have a Masters degree but do have significant relevant industry experience.