Theology and Philosophy

Research degrees

The School of Philosophy has an active group of Higher Degree by Research (PhD and M.Phil) students working across a range of areas.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a two years full-time (or part-time equivalent) research degree. It is assessed on the basis of a written thesis which is submitted at the conclusion of the degree.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded for high-level research. It is expected that candidates will make a contribution to knowledge in their chosen field. A PhD is carried out under the supervision of an academic who is an expert in the field. We welcome inquiries from suitably qualified students considering research degrees.

Browse our Philosophy staff profiles which detail our research strengths.

See a list of current and recently completed student research projects (PDF, 219KB) 

Applying for Entry
Applications for admission to a higher degree by research are administered by the Graduate Research Office. Please read application instructions carefully, noting the different processes for domestic students and international students.
Potential students are strongly encouraged to informally discuss their project with a potential supervisor before making formal application for admission, which includes your proposed research project.