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Postgraduate Admissions

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 the Funding page on the Graduate Admissions website 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 £8,844
Maintenance £14,830
Total Annual Commitment £23,674

Key Information


3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Faculty of Philosophy

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Dec. 3, 2020
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 3, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2021, Lent 2022 and Easter 2022.


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