University of Essex
Supervision is offered in a number 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 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.
Potential research students are welcome to make preliminary enquiries directly to a potential supervisor within our School of Health and Human Sciences or, more generally, through our Graduate Administrator. We encourage the consideration of a brief research proposal prior to the submission of a full application. If English is not your 1st language, then we will require you to have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Dissertation: MA philosophy; art, politics and ethics: contemporary art and social responsibility; contemporary French philosophy; contemporary theories of justice; democracy, citizenship and constitutions; ethics, politics and public policy: ma seminar; foundations of economic, social and cultural rights; Hegel; Heidegger; human rights and development; human rights and political theory; human rights for women; ideology and political discourse; international environmental politics; international trade and human rights; interpretation of myth; issues in film theory and history; Kant�s revolution in philosophy; Kierkegaard; ma writing workshop; myth and modernism; philosophy and psychoanalysis; philosophy, political theory and the European union; political economy; political theory; problems of global justice; research seminar in political theory and methods; rule and resistance: political themes in literature and film; society and the environment: the global challenge; the Frankfurt school and contemporary critical theory; the hero, the genius and the divine: concepts of creation from the renaissance to the nineteenth century; the new nature writing; the protection of refugees and displaced persons in international law; theories of international relations; theory and explanation in political science; topics in continental philosophy; transitional justice.
Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, students work on a dissertation or individual project included in their final grade.
Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA (Res)||Full-time||£ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA (Res)||Full-time||£ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,000 per Academic year (home fees)||4 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 5,975 per Academic year (overseas fees)||4 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,000 per Academic year (home fees)||6 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 5,975 per Academic year (overseas fees)||6 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Colchester Campus||Colchester||CO4 3SQ||South East|
Graduate Administrator, School of Philosophy and Art History