University of Bristol

Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy has a reputation for high-quality research across the subject. We are particularly well known for our strength in logic and the philosophy of science and mathematics, as well as expertise in applied ethics, formal epistemology, phenomenology and the philosophy of medicine. We have an active postgraduate community and internationally renowned staff who set the agenda and break new ground in their respective fields. Teaching and supervision are informed by the latest research and we are proud of the contributions made by our postgraduates to the department's vibrant research culture. We have an exciting seminar/colloquium and conference programme, including regular seminars in philosophy and history of science, medicine, mathematics and logic, as well as weekly departmental seminars with visiting speakers, and joint sessions run with the Departments of Physics, Mathematics, English, History, Medicine, Psychology and Politics. We also host the Centre for Science and Philosophy, which promotes the interpretation of science through collaboration with other disciplines. In the 2017/18 Philosophical Gourmet Report, the leading reputational ranking of Anglophone philosophy departments, the department was rated as follows: first or joint first in the UK for Philosophy of Biology, General Philosophy of Science and Mathematical Logic; second or joint second for Decision, Rational Choice and Game Theory and Philosophy of Mathematics; third in the UK for Philosophy of Social Sciences and Philosophical Logic; and fourth in the UK for Philosophy of Physics. Individual members of staff have been successful in attracting external and internal research awards. The department currently hosts five major research projects: - Havi Carel, The Life of Breath (Wellcome Trust) - Samir Okasha, Darwinism and Rational Choice (European Research Council) - Richard Pettigrew, Epistemic Utility Theory: Foundations and Applications (European Research Council) - James Ladyman, Applying Homotopy Type Theory in Logic, Metaphysics, and the Philosophy of Physics (Leverhulme Trust) - Richard Pettigrew, The Scientific Approach to Epistemology (Leverhulme Trust)

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: PhD: A master's qualification, or be working towards a master's qualification, or international equivalent. Applicants without a master's qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis, provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent). Applicants with a non-traditional background may be considered provided they can demonstrate substantial equivalent and relevant experience that has prepared them to undertake their proposed course of study. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website. Master of Philosophy - MPhil: MPhil: An upper second-class degree (or international equivalent). Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of your readiness to pursue a research degree. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Sponsorship information

The University of Bristol is part of the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP), which will be offering studentships for September 2019. For information on other funding opportunities, please see the Faculty of Arts funding pages.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 17,097 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 17,097 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 6 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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