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 Requirement: IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 7.0 in all components, if your first language is not English. Please check our Language Requirements page for details of equivalent grades from other test providers, and information about the University of Dundee English Language courses.

English language pre-sessional programmes

We offer pre-sessional programmes which are designed to prepare you for university study. These provide additional English language tuition for students who do not meet our minimum English language requirements by up to 1.0 IELTS and 0.5 IELTS. Successful completion of these programmes guarantees progression to various degrees at the University of Dundee as long as you hold a relevant offer.

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

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Dr Oisín Keohane
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