Job offer in england PhD Studentship in Evolutionary Ethics at Oxford Brookes University

Three year full-time funded PhD Studentship

Eligibilty: Home/EU and International students

Bursary: £16,000 for a maximum of three years

Fees: Tuition fees will be paid by the School of History, Philosophy and Culture

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 13.00 on Tuesday 20 February 2018

Interview date: Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the deadline

Start date:  17 September 2018

Oxford Brookes University is pleased to offer a full-time PhD Studentship in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and applications are invited for a PhD Studentship in Evolutionary Ethics.

The project will be co-supervised by Dr Stephen Boulter, Dr Helen De Cruz and Dr Johan De Smedt. 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 use a naturalistic approach to the evolution of human morality. 

We are looking for someone with background knowledge in one or more of the following fields: 

meta-ethics, normative ethics, philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of archaeology, and philosophy of biology. Candidates with a strong interest in empirically-informed philosophy are especially encouraged to apply.

We are looking to recruit a candidate of the highest quality and who is capable of submitting a PhD thesis within three years.  Applicants are expected to have completed a relevant Masters degree prior to the studentship start date. Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong research capabilities and be fluent in spoken and written English.

He or she will join a vibrant and expanding community of doctoral students with access to world-class resources. A full project description will be included in the application pack. 

The studentships are open to both 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:—international-students/research-degree-fees-for-international-students/

As a successful applicant, you will join a supportive and research-active School.  For more information on the School of History, Philosophy and Culture, please visit

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Directors of Studies (, and 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 quoting Evolutionary Ethics in the subject heading: