Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University


Research is conducted in the areas of aesthetics, epistemology (especially applied), history of analytic philosophy (particularly Wittgenstein), jurisprudence, philosophy of education, philosophy of language and philosophy of mind and pragmatism (particularly Dewey and Rorty) are welcome.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to register for a PhD are normally expected to hold a Master's award in a relevant area. Applicants for MPhil will normally be required to have a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree. Those accepted for registration for MPhil may be allowed to apply for transfer to PhD registration at a later date subject to satisfactory research progress. Previous study in philosophy is not required but applicants without background in the subject will be assessed with respect to their likely success.

Assessment methods

For both MPhil and PhD assessment is through a written thesis.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City North Campus Birmingham B42 2SU West Midlands

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