The Philosophy Graduate Program welcomes graduate research students in philosophy and bioethics. The program has notable strengths in many areas of philosophy and bioethics; see below.
The Philosophy Graduate Program welcomes graduate research students in both the MA and the PhD.
The Philosophy Graduate Program runs two weekly events for graduate research students during the teaching semester. All graduate research students in the Program attend a work-in-progress seminar and a pre-seminar. The work-in-progress seminars mostly involve paper presentations from graduate students to their peers. The pre-seminar is a masterclass from whoever will be presenting at the staff seminar later in the afternoon.
Many other events form part of the Philosophy Graduate Program. Often these events are student-led, involving presentations from students and some invited speakers. There are also student-led reading groups and other initiatives during teaching semester.
The placement record of the Philosophy Graduate Program is excellent, with graduates pursuing careers in areas like finance, government, academic philosophy research, cognitive science etc.
Program disciplines and supervisors
Alison Ross Kant; theories of meaning, of the image, of sensation and judgment
Rob Sparrow including artificial intelligence
Catherine Mills including biopolitics
Michael Selgelid including public health ethics
Justin Oakley including reproductive ethics
Ethics and Moral philosophy
Linda Barclay Political philosophy; dignity; disability; human rights; Applied ethics
Rob Sparrow Applied ethics; moral philosophy; environmental ethics
Toby Handfield Ethical theory
Michael Selgelid Applied ethics
Justin Oakley Ethical theory; virtue ethics; professional ethics
Suzy Killmister Dignity; autonomy; human rights
Daniel Muñoz Moral theory; human rights
Catherine Mills Contemporary European philosophy
Alison Ross Critical theory (Walter Benjamin, Jacques Rancière); philosophical anthropology (Hans Blumenberg)
Feminist philosophy/gender studies
Linda Barclay Feminism; political philosophy
Jacqueline Broad Women's political thought; feminism
Catherine Mills Feminism
History of philosophy/historical philosophy
Jacqueline Broad History of early modern philosophy
Legal Philosophy/Philosophy of Law
Dave Ripley Philosophical logic; philosophy of logic
Lloyd Humberstone Philosophical logic; philosophy of logic including modal logic and its applications
Philosophy of language
Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science
Tim Bayne Philosophy of mind; cognitive science
Jennifer Windt Philosophy of mind; cognitive science
Jakob Hohwy Philosophy of mind; cognitive science
Monima Chadha Buddhist philosophy of mind
Philosophy of science and technology
Graham Oppy Philosophy of science
Toby Handfield Philosophy of science; philosophy of Quantum mechanics
Rob Sparrow Ethics of technology
Social and political philosophy
Alison Ross Political theory; theories of revolution
Linda Barclay Moral and political philosophy, liberalism
Toby Handfield including decision theory, philosophy of economics
Suzy Killmister Dignity; autonomy; human rights; multiculturalism
Philosophy of Religion
Monima Chadha Indian and Buddhist philosophy
Opportunities and support
Throughout your PhD, we actively support you in contributing to and participating in relevant conferences and a range of professional activities.
You will be trained in critical and analytical thinking, and supported to develop innovative research designs and methodologies, while also undertaking relevant coursework.
Program Director and Milestone Panel Chair
Graduate Research Administrator