PhD Inquiries


NEWS.  The philosophy department has a AHRC studentship for PhD study available from 2013.

Those considering a PhD thesis under my supervision should send me a research proposal and CV before applying.

Research proposal
Aim for roughly 600 - 1200 words, clearly setting out the issues you want your thesis to address, and some of the literature likely to be most relevant.  It's unlikely and undesirable that you'll already know precisely what conclusions you're likely to reach, but even a very rough indication of the anticipated direction of your research -- perhaps the distinctive contribution you hope to make -- would be helpful.  If your thesis is to continue some research already undertaken, please explain what you have done so far and how you wish to develop it.

CV
Whether or not you send a CV, please ensure I know what degrees you have and from where; how much philosophy you have done so far; and what results you achieved.

The Application
The above is to enable you and me to decide whether I am likely to be a suitable supervisor.  Should you wish to proceed further, you would also need to:

(i) make a formal application for PhD study at Glasgow, to be considered by the Department; and

(ii) consider funding for your studies.