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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Philosophy is no longer accepting new applications.

Funding Opportunities

There are many potential sources of funding for postgraduate work in Philosophy. Further details can be found in the Philosophy Faculty's Course Information for Prospective Postgraduate Students.

If you wish to be considered for AHRC funding, Gates funding, or other central university competitions, please visit this page to learn about the relevant funding deadlines.

General Funding Opportunities


Fees and Maintenance

My fee status is:

I shall have the following financial dependants:

Your Estimated Annual Commitment:

Component Cost
University Composition Fee £9,858
Maintenance £18,625
Total Annual Commitment £28,483

If you study part-time, the University Composition Fee will be 60% of the annual full-time fee for 5 years; or 75% of the annual full-time fee for 4 years.

Key Information


3-4 years full-time

4-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Faculty of Philosophy

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
Dec. 5, 2023
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 5, 2023
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2024, Lent 2025 and Easter 2025.


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