Philosophy at the University of Dundee offers both taught postgraduate courses and supervision for postgraduate degrees by research.

We welcome applicants who already have an Honours degree in Philosophy, as well as those with backgrounds in related disciplines who wish to take up philosophy at an advanced level. We are also keen to support interdisciplinary work, particularly in Philosophy and the Arts, Philosophy and the Life Sciences, and Philosophy and Technology.

If you wish to work in one of the following areas, we would be particularly interested in hearing from you:

  • European Philosophy
  • History of Philosophy
  • Philosophy and the Arts
  • Philosophy and the Life Sciences
  • Philosophy and Technology

For more information about Research in Philosophy at Dundee, please visit the Philosophy webpage.

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree at 2.1 or above, and/or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.

English language requirements

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We also accept other English language qualifications (updated August 2020)

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English if you are a national of certain countries.

Don't meet the English language requirements?

English language programmes

Prepare for university study and benefit from extra English tuition with an English language programme.

PhD fees

Fees and funding

AHRC Funded Scholarships

The University of Dundee is part of a consortium of eight Higher Education institutions which has been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland. Under the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) scheme, the consortium - comprised of the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde and Glasgow  - will consider applications for doctoral studentship awards in the majority of Arts and Humanities subjects.

Full information is on our AHRC studentships webpage

Applying for a research degree

Use UCAS Postgraduate to apply for a research degree. Please read the guidance on filling in your UCAS Postgraduate application before proceeding with your application.

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PhD opportunities

View PhD opportunities on the Humanities website

Learn about our Doctoral training programmes

View University of Dundee PhD projects, programs & scholarships on


Dr Oisín Keohane
Telephone: +44 (0)1382 384541