Department of Philosophy, University of Leeds

Six PhD Studentship in HPS/Philosophy 2010-11

The Department of Philosophy intends to offer up to six studentships in History and Philosophy of Science and Philosophy to suitably qualified candidates for its full-time or part-time PhD programmes.

Two studentships are associated with the AHRC Block Grant Partnership and will pay full Home/EU fees (currently £3,390 p.a. ft) and the standard maintenance component for AHRC doctoral awards (currently £13,290 p.a. ft). Up to four additional departmental studentships will be offered paying full Home/EU fees and substantial maintenance awards.

Applications for studentships are welcome from all areas of research in which the Department can provide PhD supervision. For information about research at the Department see

In addition, the Department will be offering two AHRC Research Preparation Masters awards in support of study on its MA programmes.

For further information contact the Director of Postgraduate Studies, Prof. John Divers ([email protected])

Those interested in postgraduate study in HPS/Philosophy at the University of Leeds are warmly invited to attend an Open Day on the afternoon of Wednesday, 10 February 2009. See or contact Ms Jenneke Stevens for more information about the Open Day: [email protected]

Application Details for Studentships

All applications for studentships should consist in a writing sample and three copies of a CV which includes a 500 word PhD-proposal: applicants should also arrange for two academic referees to submit references directly to the Department. Applications and references should be addressed to Ms Jenneke Stevens, Postgraduate Secretary, Department of Philosophy, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK, email: [email protected], tel 0113 343 3263 fax 0113 343 3265.

The closing date for studentships applications is Wednesday 31 March 2010.

All studentship are tenable for 3yr (f-t) or 5yr (p-t) from October 2010. The awards are conditional on acceptance of an offer of admission to study for PhD in the Department. While applicants need not secure admission prior to application for this studentship, to ensure eligibility for studentships it is strongly recommended that applicants apply for admission at the earliest opportunity. Renewal of the studentship each year is subject to satisfactory progress towards PhD completion.

The Department operates a professional training and development scheme for postgraduates: as part of this scheme, successful applicants are often given the opportunity to undertake teaching, which is paid at an hourly rate. The Department also offers its PhD students financial support for conference attendance.

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We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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