Postgraduate Research in Philosophy, Religion,and History of Science at Leeds, 2021/22

 The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds invites applications for research postgraduate study commencing 2021/22. 


About Us 


With around ninety current research postgraduates, and over seventy academic staff (many of whom offer PhD supervision), the School is a friendly and vibrant academic community, and has an impressive international reputation in each of its constituent fields.   


Research is focused within and between six highly active research centres:  


* Aesthetic, Moral, and Political Philosophy 
* History and Philosophy of Science 
* Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied 
* Metaphysics and Mind 
* Philosophy of Religion 
* Religion and Public Life  


For more information about the school and its research centres see   




Information about research postgraduate study in the school and the application procedure is provided at  In addition, questions regarding the application procedure may be directed to

Those interested in applying are advised to contact potential supervisors at an early stage.  You should contact them by email, either directly or through the subject lead for postgraduate research relevant to your subject area:  


* Prof. John Divers for Philosophy
* Dr Rob Lawlor for Applied Ethics
* Prof. Emma Tomalin for Theology and Religious Studies 
* Dr Adrian Wilson for History and Philosophy of Science



Full, regularly updated information on upcoming funding awards and deadlines, including application procedures, is provided via the University of Leeds Postgraduate Scholarships site Check back for the latest information.


Please note that several of the funding application deadlines fall in January.  In particular, the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (which will be offering at least 48 PhD studentships starting in October 2021 at Leeds, Sheffield, and York, through the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP2) scheme) has a closing deadline for the open competition of 17:00 GMT on Wednesday 27 January 2021


Open Day 


You are also strongly encouraged to attend the University’s Virtual Research Postgraduate Open Day, which includes a presentation by the postgraduate school of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Cultures, on Thursday 3 December 2020, and the School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science’s follow-up session onMonday 7 December 2020, when you will have the opportunity to meet subject leads, current postgraduates, and the postgraduate team.  To sign up for the Open Day, please use the form at To sign up for the School follow-up session please use the form at