University of Essex

School of Philosophy and Art History

Philosophy (research)


Wivenhoe Park

Wivenhoe Park

Colchester, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Philosophy (research)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

For our PhD Philosophy, we offer supervision in a wide range of fields: applied ethics, continental philosophy, history of philosophy, and social and political philosophy. We have an established international reputation and a strong tradition of postgraduate education, particularly in the specialist area of continental philosophy and - more recently - in the emerging middle-ground between continental and analytic philosophy. Moral and political philosophy is another notable area of research concentration. Philosophers with a PhD from Essex now teach at many UK universities, including Bolton, Manchester Metropolitan, Keele, Reading, Sussex, and Oxford, and also at numerous institutions abroad. Our other philosophy graduates have gone into careers in law, the media, local administration, HM Revenue and Customs, and top jobs in the Civil Service.


Postgraduate study qualification from the University of Essex.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Small City

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