UCL Philosophy


Keeling Scholarship


Student Scholarships

The UCL philosophy department offers a number of scholarships annually for research in ancient philosophy for the MPhil. Stud., MPhil/ PhD, or PhD.  

Amount and Eligibility 

The Scholarships will fund tuition fees (UK, or international), and provide full AHRC-equivalent maintenance plus London allowance, and an annual research allowance of up to £1000. The duration of the scholarship will be for two years (MPhil. Stud.), or for three years (MPhil/ PhD, PhD). 

Only applicants to UCL Philosophy research programmes can be considered for a Keeling Scholarship.  MPhil Stud. students awarded a Keeling Scholarship in ancient philosophy 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, attending the weekly ancient philosophy reading group, and by writing their research thesis (25,000 - 30,000 words) on a topic in ancient philosophy. Other taught modules can be taken in any area of philosophy, as well as in the relevant ancient language as required. MPhil/ PhD and PhD students awarded a Keeling Scholarship will be pursuing a doctorate on a topic in ancient philosophy.

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 is July 2021, however those who wish to be considered for a Keeling Scholarship ought to apply by 31st January 2021. Guidance on the UCL application process is here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/apply/research/

Details about UCL Philosophy research programmes can be found here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/philosophy/prospective-students/mphil-stud-ph

Supervising your thesis

Those able to supervise graduate research in ancient philosophy at UCL include: Fiona Leigh (Philosophy), Mark Kalderon (Philosophy), Simona Aimar (Philosophy), Amanda Greene (Philosophy) and, by arrangement, Elena Cagnoli-Fiecconi (Greek and Latin).

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