Research degrees

Become a key member of our academic community and study in a supportive and inspiring environment.

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School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Research degrees

Studying for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or MA by Research (MAR) or a means that you’ll become a key member of our academic research community — experiencing a supportive and challenging research environment enabling you to pursue your interests and achieve your potential. 

All our postgraduate researchers become a member of one of our research centres and contribute to the ongoing research outputs across all of our subject areas.


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Jim Baxter
"I enjoyed being able to dedicate a large amount of time to thinking deeply about a single question. Doing a PhD is pretty much the only way you can do that and it’s a real privilege. I also think there’s a lot to be said for doing a PhD part-time."