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Postgraduate Study

Durham University’s Department of Philosophy is a centre for world-class research in a wide range of fields, including metaphysics, ethics, feminism and the history and philosophy of science and medicine. It is home to the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) and it has strong links with several interdisciplinary research centres, such as the Centre for the Ethics of Cultural Heritage and the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease.
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Look Closer at Our Department of Philosophy

Discover the big picture and the little details of our Department of Philosophy.

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Find out more about our postgraduate programmes and opportunities.

Taught Courses

Our taught postgraduates are an integral part of our research community and many stay with us for PhD research.
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Graduate Diploma in Philosophy

The Graduate Diploma in Philosophy is a one-year conversion course (two years part-time), designed for those who already have a degree.
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MA in Philosophy

The one-year MA (two years part-time) provides an ideal academic environment for those who would like to study philosophy at a higher level.
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Research Degrees

The department provides its research students with comprehensive training, designed to support their research and professional development towards receiving a PhD.

Current Research Students

See a complete list of our current research students grouped by their corresponding research area and start year.
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Find out more about our department, courses and support. Contact us by phone or email below.

Department of Philosophy

Durham University
50 Old Elvet
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)191 334 5325
Tel Undergraduate: +44 (0)191 334 6559
Tel Postgraduate: +44 (0)191 334 6553