Postgraduate research students have an opportunity to work alongside leading scholars with extensive professional experience.
The Philosophy Department offers both an MPhil and a PhD by research. Students begin with an induction program to assist in developing their research skills and in settling on a research topic. During their candidature, students will be invited to contribute to postgraduate colloquia and sit in on honours seminars.
Information about the research conducted in the Department is available on our research page.
- Information for Prospective Students
Prospective postgraduate students are expected to have obtained a recognised competency in Philosophy such as an Honours degree or a Research Master degree.
- Learn more about eligibility from the Adelaide Graduate Centre
- Review our staff research interests to check for a potential supervisor
- Consider if you're eligible for a domestic or international scholarship
Note: to be competitive for an international PhD scholarship you require a high grade, first class honours degree or an equivalent Masters coursework degree with a substantial theses component.
- Current Postgraduate Student Theses
Simon Eddy Simulation Space Iconicity in the Evolution of Language Robert Farquharson Connectionism and Basic Psychological Phenomena in Animals Patrick Keeley Anastasiya Kravchuk Picture Perception for Vision Science Michael Lazarou An Object-Level Account of Metaphysical Indeterminacy José Lezama Naturalizing Moral Education Michael Lopresto Domesticating Innateness: An Analysis of Nativism in Cognitive Science Aisha Mahmood On the Nature of Deduction Andy Mckilliam Explicable Emergence and Conscious Experience Matthew Nestor A Structuralist Account of Mental Representation Khristos Nizamis Perception: Intentionality and Physicality Laura Ruggles Cognitive Phytophilosophy: Curing Plant-Blindness in Cognitive
Science and Beyond
Dook Shepherd Trevor Smith Mechanistic Explanation Adam Townsend Representation in Neural Networks Victoria Vázquez Troitiño The Mind's Representing Vehicles and Their Contents
- Recently Completed Postgraduate Student Theses
Kenneth Anderson Happiness, Morality and Public Policy Karen Bland The Good, the Right & the Exigencies of Life Glenn Carruthers A Cognitive Model of Self-Consciousness Mark Coleman Realist and Anti-Realist Approaches in Philosophy of Science: Perspective and Representational Pluralism in Scientific Discovery Matt Fisher The Science of Social Reasoning and Decision-Making Alex Greville A Consequentialist Evaluation of Industry Funding and Commercialisation of Public Biomedical Research Matthew Harvey Indeterminism and Personal Identity Chris Letheby The Philosophy of Psychedelic Transformation Nicole Krzys Schizophrenia and Self Monitoring: A Dual Deficit Approach Rosemary Lowry Reasons and Capacities Elizabeth Schier So What if Mary Didn't Know Mark Simms (MA) Form and Content in Mental Representation Esther Speight Medical Ethics: Autonomy and Chronic Condition Self-Management Diane Stringer Temporal Experience and its Future-Directed Aspects Jason Tillett (MPhil) Is the Virtuous Life Necessary to Flourish? Andrew J Turner The C PLUS A Theory of Time Nicole Vincent Responsibility, Compensation and Accident Law Reform Mathew Wenham The Role of Pleasure in Happiness and Well-being
If you're interested in Postgraduate study, please contact our Postgraduate Coordinator Denise Gamble.