We employ many of our research students as Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA). These paid positions are valuable opportunities for professional development and give you experience of teaching and marking essays at undergraduate level, a significant advantage when it comes to applying for academic positions.
Our University's Proficio scheme helps to develop your skills and knowledge and increase your employability potential for careers in academia and industry by providing funding for specialist training across a range of areas, including researching and managing your PhD, presenting your work and getting published.
The ability to read philosophical texts in their original language is a real advantage for postgraduate research. At Essex, we offer a dedicated German-language course for philosophy graduate students taught by Nick Walker, who has translated Adorno, Hegel and other German philosophers into English. Our University’s Languages for All scheme also allows you to study a language alongside your course at no extra cost.