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Ethics, aesthetics and political philosophy

Research Value with The Open University

The Philosophy discipline welcomes applications for graduate work on ethics, aesthetics, and political philosophy.

Several members of the Philosophy Department have research interests in this area. Ethics is led by Sophie-Grace Chappell and Alex Barber; Political Philosophy is led by Jon Pike and Sean Cordell; Aesthetics is led by Derek Matravers. Applicants are advised to consult their individual pages to discover their particular research interests.

Please consult the Philosophy discipline website for details of applications for funded PhD places under the Open-Oxford-Cambridge (OCC) Doctoral Training Scheme. We will also consider applications outside this scheme. Details of how to apply can be found on the website.

Qualifications available:

PhD or MPhil


For detailed information on current fees visit Fees and funding.

Entry requirements:

MA (or equivalent)

Further information

If you have an enquiry specific to this research area please contact:

Discipline Convener
+44 (0)1908 659214

For general enquiries please contact the Research Degrees Team via the link under 'Your Questions' on the right of the page.