Postgraduate funding in Philosophy

There are a wide range of funding opportunities available to students interested in pursuing taught and research programmes in the Department of Philosophy.


A number of postgraduate taught and research funding opportunities available to support your studies at the University of Birmingham. You can find details of all of all available funding opportunities on our new funding database.

Opportunities for paid work

Teaching assistantships

Our PhD students are also offered paid work as Teaching Assistants, which involves running small group seminars on our undergraduate modules. We consider this to be an important part of the professional training we offer for our research students.

More information on how to apply for assistantships will be available when you join us in September.


Spalding and John Hick Bursary in Philosophy of Religion

Thanks to generous support from the Spalding Trust and John Hick's family, a bursary of £3,000 is available for a student pursuing a PhD in philosophy of religion to work on a short-term project to study professional archives that John Hick and his family donated to the University.

The student who is awarded the bursary will work with Dr. David Cheetham and Professor Yujin Nagasawa over one year.

All PhD applicants in related areas will be considered for this bursary; all shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview early on in the academic year.

Prospective candidates may contact Professor Yujin Nagasawa at  for further details.