Department of Philosophy, University of Leeds

Six PhD Studentship in Philosophy/HPS 2009-10

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

Dedicated PhD Studentships  Three studentships are dedicated to specific projects and supervisors:

Studentship in Aesthetics under the supervision of Dr. Matthew Kieran.  

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This studentship is supported by the AHRC project ‘Method in philosophical aesthetics: the challenge from the sciences’ and is full-time only. Potential

applicants for the Studentship in Aesthetics should contact Dr. Kieran ([email protected]) to discuss the research project and application process.

Studentship in Ethics or Metaethics under the supervision of Dr. Pekka Väyrynen. [ ]

This studentship is supported by a Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant within the 7th European Community Framework Programme and is full-

time only. For further information about the Studentship in Ethics and Metaethics contact Dr.Väyrynen ([email protected])

Studentship in Theoretical Philosophy under the supervision of Dr. Robbie Williams [ ]

For further information about the Studentship in Theoretical Philosophy contact Dr. Williams ([email protected])

The Closing date for the Dedicated Studentships is Friday, 27 FEBRUARY 2009.    For application details, see below.

Additional PhD Studentships
Up to three additional studentships will be awarded. Applications are welcome from all areas of research in which the Department can provide PhD supervision, but it is expected that two studentships will be offered in support of research covered by the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) and/or the Centre for Metaphysics and Mind (CMM).

For more information about research in HPS at Leeds see [ ]

For more information about research in CMM see [ ]

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

The Closing date for Additional Studentships is yet to be announced but interested parties are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Those interested in postgraduate study in Philosophy at the University of Leeds are warmly invited to attend an Open Day on the afternoon of Wednesday, 11 February 2009. See [ ]  for more details.

Application Details for Studentships

Unless otherwise noted above, 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. Applicants should clearly indicate which dedicated studentship they are applying for (if any).

Unless otherwise noted above, all studentship are tenable for 3yr (f-t) or 6yr (p-t) from October 2009. All studentships will have both tuition and maintenance components: the tuition component will be equivalent to the full Home/EU PhD fee (currently £3300 p.a. f-t) and the maintenance component will be equivalent to that of the AHRC Doctoral award (currently £12940 p.a. f-t).The awards are conditional on successful application for admission to study for PhD in the Department. While applicants need not secure, or apply for, admission prior to application for this studentship, award of the studentship will be conditional on prompt application and acceptance of an offer of admission. 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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