Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Exploring Evolutionary Ethics: a new three year full-time funded PhD Studentship

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Evolutionary ethics

The School of History, Philosophy and Culture are please to invite applications for a PhD Studentship in Evolutionary Ethics.

This proposed PhD project offers an outstanding student the chance to conduct research into evolutionary ethics, a branch of philosophy that is concerned with the evolutionary basis of morality. The student will be expected to use a naturalistic approach to the evolution of human morality, and candidates with a strong interest in empirically-informed philosophy are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants are expected to have completed a relevant Master’s degree prior to the studentship start date. They should be able to demonstrate strong research capabilities and be fluent in spoken and written English. They should also have background knowledge in one or more of the following fields: meta-ethics, normative ethics, philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of archaeology, or philosophy of biology.

The studentship is open to Home/EU and International students, but the funding will only cover Home/EU research degree fees. Therefore international applicants should be aware that they would need to fund the difference between the Home/EU and International research degree fees each year. Please see this page for information on current International fees.

The project will be co-supervised by Dr Stephen Boulter, Dr Helen De Cruz and Dr Johan De Smedt. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Directors of Studies to discuss their application.

How to apply
To request an application pack, a project description and for further details of how to apply, please contact hss-researchdegrees@brookes.ac.uk quoting Evolutionary Ethics in the subject heading. The closing date for applications is 13.00 on Tuesday 20 February 2018