Philosophy is about critically thinking through the assumptions of the age. Our programmes are delivered by staff with strong research profiles in modern European philosophy and an interest in interdisciplinary research and collaboration. We have a thriving research culture, with postgraduates working in philosophy or with colleagues in other disciplines.
Our lecturers have broad philosophical interests and specialise in modern European thought.
You can choose between standard academic dissertations or the more flexible context-based learning approach. Your personal interest will drive your context based learning. You will engage philosophically with an object or aspect of reality. You can read more about this approach on the Philosophical Studies web page.
Research and supervision areas:
MPhil and PhD supervision is available in the following areas:
Continental philosophy and the history of European ideas
•post-Kantian thought (including Hegel and German idealism)
•Poststructuralism (including Deleuze, Foucault and Derrida)
•Postmodernism (including Vattimo).
•philosophy and the arts
•philosophy of music
•philosophy and contemporary art
•philosophy and literature (particularly Blanchot).
•theoretical, applied and social ethics.
Social and political philosophy
Philosophy and religion.
You can find further information on staff research interests.
Please contact us about the suitability of your research ideas and projects before applying.
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