University of Sussex
The structure of our Department allows for the supervision of a wide range of MPhil and PhD dissertation topics from within both the Anglo-American analytic tradition and the post-Kantian continental tradition; as well as on historical figures. Possible supervision topics include: Adorno; aesthetics; Aristotle; beliefs; content; counterfactuals; Davidson; descriptions; ethical theory; externalism; fiction; film; forgiveness; Frege; German Idealism; Habermas; Hegel; Heidegger; Husserl; identity; imagination; Islamic philosophy; justification; Kant; knowledge; Kripke; Levinas; Lewis; literature and philosophy; McDowell; Marx; mental causation; Merleau-Ponty; music; Nietzsche; ontology; perception; phenomenology and deconstruction; photography; Plato; poetry; possible worlds; Quine; realism and anti-realism; reference; representation; Russell; Sartre; self-knowledge; singular thought; transcendental arguments; truth; and Wittgenstein.
A Master's degree in philosophy or a related discipline. Students whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language.
Recent thesis topics include: Adorno and Kant; consciousness and intrinsic physical properties; contingent identity; emotion, cognition and dynamics; ethics and politics in Plato; freedom and self-consciousness; Hegel�s theory of subjectivity; intentionality, error and misrepresentation; language and meaning in Heidegger; Marx�s philosophy of law; Merleau-Ponty and the sensible; Nietzsche and art; perfectionism and liberalism; Russell�s theory of descriptions; the nature of the self; theology in Aristotle�s Metaphysics; truth and realism; Wittgenstein�s theory of the proposition.
The Department has been successful in attracting research preparation Master's quota funding via the AHRC Block Grant Partnership Scheme.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees)||4 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Sussex House||Brighton||BN1 9RH||South East|