UCL Philosophy


Keeling Scholarship

The UCL philosophy department offers a number of scholarships annually for graduate students working in ancient philosophy. Up to two Keeling scholarships for research in ancient philosophy for either the MPhil. Stud. or PhD, will be offered, for study beginning in 2015.

Amount and Eligibility 

The Scholarship will fund tuition fees (UK/EU) and full AHRC-equivalent London maintenance for two years ( MPhil. Stud.), or for up to three years ( PhD). Only applicants to UCL Philosophy research programmes can be considered for a Keeling Scholarship. Applicants should indicate on their application form that they wish to be considered for the Keeling Scholarship by writing 'Keeling Scholarship' in section §29 'Funding'. The deadline for applications to these programmes was 5 January 2015. Applications for 2016 will open in November 2015.

Specific details for MPhil.Stud and PhD Candidates 

MPhil Stud students awarded a Keeling Scholarship are required to specialise to some extent in ancient philosophy over the two year programme, by completing at least two half year modules in the area of ancient philosophy, and by writing their research thesis (30,000 words) on a topic in ancient philosophy. PhD students awarded a Keeling Scholarship will be pursuing a doctorate on a topic in ancient philosophy. 

Supervising your thesis

Those able to supervise graduate research in ancient philosophy at UCL include: Fiona Leigh (Philosophy), M.M. McCabe (Philosophy), Mark Kalderon (Philosophy), Simona Aimar (Philosophy, from 2015) and by arrangement, Jenny Bryan (Greek and Latin).

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