Postgraduate professional development and research training seminars

Research and professional support for postgraduate students and early-career faculty

Seminars for advanced PhD students

The department hosts regular professional development seminars where members of faculty share advice about research, teaching, and other skills required for an academic career.

This semester's seminars include:

  • Wednesday 09 October: How to Finish a PhD (Dave Ward)
  • Wednesday 23 October: How to Get a Job in Philosophy (Sophie Keeling and Jonny Cottrell)
  • Wednesday 13 November: How to Publish in Philosophy (Michael Ridge)

Seminars take place from 1:00 - 2:30 PM in S.37 at 7 George Square.

Seminars for new PhD students

The Philosophy Proseminar is a fortnightly seminar for 1st year PhD students. A different faculty member will lead a discussion on a recent or classic philosophy paper in their area of expertise. As a Proseminar participant you will:

  1. Get to know your peers and staff in the Philosophy department
  2. Find out what others are working on and receive support and advice about your own research
  3. Read and discuss areas of philosophy outside your immediate specialisation and think about how they relate to your research

This semester's Proseminars include:

Seminars take place from 1:00 - 2:30 PM in room 4.01 of Dugald Stewart Building.


Contact Dave Ward for more information and to suggest topics for future seminars.

Dave Ward