Postgraduate Opportunities in Philosophy

This online chat event is designed to inform prospective postgraduate students, applicants and offer-holders about study opportunities in Philosophy.

The Department of Philosophy is home to a dynamic and friendly community of staff and students, pursuing original research on a wide range of topics. The Department offers a variety of forward-thinking postgraduate programmes and research opportunities:

Dr Will Davies (Lecturer in Philosophy), Dr Nicholas Jones (Senior Lecturer in Philosophy), and Jessica Bowen (part of the postgraduate recruitment team in the College of Arts and Law) are available from 14:00-15:00 to answer any questions you might have about the courses and studying in the department.

A number of our postgraduate mentors have studied in the department of Philosophy. You are welcome to ask them any questions you have about what it’s like to study in the Department through our online portal.

More information about postgraduate study in the Department of Philosophy

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Speaker profiles

  • Dr Will Davies

    Will is a Lecturer in Philosophy and Admissions Tutor for postgraduate taught programmes in Philosophy. (Live Q&A 14:00-15:00)

  • Nicholas Jones

    Nick is a Senior Lecturer and Admissions Tutor for postgraduate research programmes in Philosophy. (Live Q&A 14:00-15:00)

  • Jessica Bowen

    Jessica is part of the Postgraduate Recruitment Team for the College of Arts and Law. (Live Q&A 14:00-15:00)

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the Postgraduate Opportunities in Philosophy live event.

We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.

We will hold many more of these virtual open day events over the coming months so please check www.pg.bham.ac.uk now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on 20 March 2019. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

The Department of Philosophy combines research excellence in all core areas of philosophy, with distinction in number of speciality and interdisciplinary areas, including epistemology and philosophy of mind, ethics and philosophy of religion, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mathematics.

Our staff produce world-leading research in all core areas of contemporary philosophy and in a number of speciality areas. Given our wide range of philosophical expertise, we are in a position to provide first-rate teaching and supervision in traditional subjects as well as in a great variety of more topical and interdisciplinary areas, such as global ethics and philosophy of psychology.

Welcome to this Live Q&A about the postgraduate opportunities in Philosophy. Dr Will Davies (Lecturer in Philosophy), Dr Nicholas Jones (Senior Lecturer in Philosophy), and Jessica Bowen (a member of the postgraduate recruitment team at the College of Arts and Law) are now online until 15:00 to answer your questions.

Your question will be posted on this feed once it has been answered, which might take a little time if we receive a lot of questions. Please don’t worry if you don’t see your question and its answer immediately – you only need to submit each question once and keep an eye on the feed for when the answer is posted.