PhD scholarships are available in Philosophy to outstanding applicants through the SGSAH (awarding funds from the AHRC). Be sure to have a look at our areas of research and get in touch with someone in the Philosophy department before you apply! More information about funding can be found on the AHRC scholarship page.  

The Department of Philosophy has been growing rapidly since its re-foundation in late 2009. It now co-hosts the interdisciplinary Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHPSTM), together with Aberdeen’s History of Science, Technology and Medicine Group. CHPSTM is dedicated to research and teaching in the philosophy, history, and ethics of science.

The centre hosts research projects funded by the AHRC, the Leverhulme Trust, the Marie Curie European network, and other funding bodies. It also organizes weekly research seminars on both funded and pilot projects, regular workshops, courses, and visits by world-renowned scholars advancing their latest research. A regular Departmental Research Seminar also hosts visiting speakers and members of the department presenting work in progress.   

As a result, the department is active in research areas ranging from continental and moral philosophy to the history of philosophy (especially 17th and 18th Century philosophy), the history and philosophy of science (especially philosophy of biology), and analytical philosophy (epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of language).

Areas of research within Philosophy include: