PhD Philosophy / Programme details
Year of entry: 2018
Students write a thesis (approx. 70,000 words) that should make a contribution to philosophy. Supervision is provided by a team of experts in the students subject area.
Teaching and learning
Students meet regularly (on average, 1 hr every 2 weeks) with their supervisor. Each student has 2 supervisors. Twice a year, students have a review meeting which involves discussion of some of their work, submitted for the review panel, by their supervisors and a third member of staff. All students attend a non-assessed Research Seminar during term time, at which they present their research to their peers and staff.
Graduate Teaching Assistants in the School of Social Sciences are considered to be valued members of the teaching team. As such, we take pride in the opportunities provided for the professional development of graduate teaching assistants. Our training includes preparation for application to the Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. This brings a range of benefits as follows:
- consolidates your personal development and emphasises your professional practice in HE
- entitlement to use post-nominal letters - AFHEA
- provides a valuable measure of success and is increasingly sought by employers across the education sector as a condition of appointment and promotion
- recognised and valued by a growing number of international institutions
More information on the Associate Fellowship HEA
Or, contact Gillian Evans (Gillian.Evans@manchester.ac.uk), our School of Social Sciences Graduate Teaching Assistant Coordinator.
Details on how to apply for a TA position will be available here in due course.
Coursework and assessment
Satisfactory evaluation of students work at supervisory boards is required for progress on the course.