With a PhD
at the University of Birmingham
you will have received a solid grounding in the activity of philosophising and been introduced to a range of basic themes and concepts in the tradition of philosophy, including ethics and metaphysics, and in the study of particular philosophical texts in the European philosophy tradition, for example, Leibniz and Kant and, typically, on the philosophy of religion and applied ethics.
phd students: You may typically have chosen, for example, specialized work in Political Philosophy in one or more of the following areas:
- the history of ideas in politics
- the investigation of contemporary problems as applied to political philosophy
- the study of the relations between institutional and social history on the one hand, and systems of political thought on the other