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Full-time

Up to 4 years

Part-time

Up to 6 years

Campus

Brayford Pool

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Validated

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PHLPHLRP

Key Information

Full-time

Up to 4 years

Part-time

Up to 6 years

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

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Course Code

PHLPHLRP

MPhil/PhD Philosophy MPhil/PhD Philosophy

The School’s academics are leading researchers, authors and editors of books, contributors to international research projects and conferences, broadcasters, conservators, and experts in heritage.

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Full-time

Up to 4 years

Part-time

Up to 6 years

Campus

Brayford Pool

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Validated

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Course Code

PHLPHLRP

Key Information

Full-time

Up to 4 years

Part-time

Up to 6 years

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

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Course Code

PHLPHLRP

Dr Jim Cheshire - Programme Leader

Dr Jim Cheshire - Programme Leader

Dr Cheshire's research examines the literary and visual culture of the nineteenth century and thematically is centred on Victorian medievalism. He has worked on stained glass, the Gothic Revival and publishing history especially the literary and material culture surrounding the career of Alfred Tennyson including a recent monograph about Edward Moxon (Tennyson's publisher) and his impact on Victorian poetry. He works closely with colleagues in the Conservation subject area on object analysis and interpretation and acts as Historical Consultant to Lincoln Conservation.

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Welcome to MPhil/PhD Philosophy

The School of History and Heritage offers advanced research opportunities in the subject of Philosophy.

Research students will be able to access support and training to develop the practical and critical skills necessary for investigation and study at doctoral level. Direction will be available from a supervisory team and students have the opportunity to benefit from the School’s research expertise in areas including post-Kantian European philosophy, the philosophy of religion, the history and philosophy of biology, moral philosophy, and aesthetics.

Regular research seminars aim to provide a stimulating environment in which to discuss and debate theoretical concepts with fellow students, scholars, and visiting academics. Strong links exist with the Schools of Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology, and an interdisciplinary research culture facilitates collaboration with colleagues across a wide range of topics.

Welcome to MPhil/PhD Philosophy

The School of History and Heritage offers advanced research opportunities in the subject of Philosophy.

Research students will be able to access support and training to develop the practical and critical skills necessary for investigation and study at doctoral level. Direction will be available from a supervisory team and students have the opportunity to benefit from the School’s research expertise in areas including post-Kantian European philosophy, the philosophy of religion, the history and philosophy of biology, moral philosophy, and aesthetics.

Regular research seminars aim to provide a stimulating environment in which to discuss and debate theoretical concepts with fellow students, scholars, and visiting academics. Strong links exist with the Schools of Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology, and an interdisciplinary research culture facilitates collaboration with colleagues across a wide range of topics.

How You Study

Study at MPhil/PhD level takes the form of supervised individual research. Students work on one topic of their choice for the duration of the study period. Students are expected to produce appropriate written work to their supervisors on a regular basis, who can then provide feedback and agree the next stage of work.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the majority of time is spent in independent study and research. Students will have meetings with their academic supervisor, but the frequency of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and stage of programme.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

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How You Study

Study at MPhil/PhD level takes the form of supervised individual research. Students work on one topic of their choice for the duration of the study period. Students are expected to produce appropriate written work to their supervisors on a regular basis, who can then provide feedback and agree the next stage of work.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the majority of time is spent in independent study and research. Students will have meetings with their academic supervisor, but the frequency of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and stage of programme.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

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How you are assessed

The assessment at this level of study takes the form of an 80,000 word thesis.

A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of the student’s thesis and ability to present and successfully defend their chosen research topic in an oral examination (viva voce). They are also expected to demonstrate how their research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding.

The assessment at this level of study takes the form of an 80,000 word thesis.

A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of the student’s thesis and ability to present and successfully defend their chosen research topic in an oral examination (viva voce). They are also expected to demonstrate how their research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding.

Fees and Scholarships

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

A relevant Master's degree.

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/ . These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Entry Requirements 2021-22

A relevant Master's degree.

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/ . These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

At Lincoln, Covid-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the student experience. We have made changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience. We will continue to follow Government guidance and work closely with the local Public Health experts as the situation progresses, and adapt our teaching and learning accordingly to keep our campus as safe as possible.

Research Areas, Projects and Topics

Research areas covered within the School include:

  • History and philosophy of science and religion
  • Metaphysics
  • Nietzsche
  • Aesthetics
  • Philosophy of evil

How to Apply

New students are encouraged to enrol in October, February, or May to support their experience within the postgraduate research community.

In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with the supervisor on an individual basis.

Career Opportunities

A doctoral qualification can be the capstone of academic achievement and often marks the beginning of a career in academia or research.

Postgraduate Events

Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.

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The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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