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AHRC funding

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Apply for a PhD studentship for your doctoral study funded by the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Philosophy at Essex is internationally recognised for its unique combination of Anglo-American and European continental philosophy.

We have strong expertise in critical theory, phenomenology, medical humanities and classical German philosophy, and are committed to fostering a variety of philosophical approaches, as well as to developing links with other disciplines.

Why Philosophy at Essex?

  • 96 per cent student satisfaction (NSS 2014)
  • Top ten in The Guardian University Guide 2010, 2011 and 2013
  • Top ten for philosophy research departments in the UK and a leading centre for continental philosophy
  • Study abroad and work placement opportunities while your study

Undergraduate study

Undergraduate study

Undergraduate study in philosophy at Essex offers a unique combination of analytic Anglo-American and European continental philosophical traditions.

Postgraduate study

Postgraduate study

We are internationally recognised as a leading centre of postgraduate study in philosophy, both at Masters and PhD level.

Essex Autonomy Project

Essex Autonomy Project

The Essex Autonomy Project aims to clarify the idea of self-determination as a guide for policy makers and frontline professionals dealing with the complexities of vulnerable individuals and their capacity to make decisions for themselves.