Welcome Fellow Postgraduates

Join The BSA – Student Rate!

JOIN US! You can join the British Society of Aesthetics for just £21/€30/$39 per year.

This entitles you to the four issues of the British Journal of Aesthetics, published in January, April, July, and October of each year (including access to the journal on-line), regular Society newsletters, and participation in the Society’s activities, including its Annual Conference, which in 2017 will take place 8-10 September at St Anne’s College, Oxford. To join, click here


Postgraduate Journal Of Aesthetics

The Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics was BSA’s postgraduate journal, publishing high quality essays written by postgraduates. The journal was published three times annually, in January, May and September.

In Spring 2017 the BSA replaced the PJA with the launch of Debates in Aesthetics, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for articles, interviews and book reviews, with the aim of providing the philosophical community with a dedicated venue for debate in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. See the new Debates in Aesthetics website here:


You can view past issues of the PJA here: www.pjaesthetics.org/

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Events And Calls For Papers

Postgraduate Study In Aesthetics

Specialist degrees in aesthetics

The UK is a great place to study aesthetics and the philosophy of art; as well as offering general MAs in Philosophy which may involve an aesthetics component, many departments also offer specialist MAs in aesthetics and related areas (let us know of any not listed here!):

MA in Philosophy and Literature at the University of East Anglia

MA in History and Philosophy of Art at the University of Kent

PhD in History and Philosophy of Art at the University of Kent

MA in Aesthetics and Art Theory at Kingston University London

MA in Art, Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions at the University of Liverpool

MA in Aesthetics at the University of Southampton

MA in Philosophy (Aesthetics pathway) at the University of Sussex

MA in Literature and Philosophy at the University of Sussex

MA and PhD in Philosophy and Literature at the University of Warwick

MA in Philosophy of Art and Literature at the University of York

Postgraduate Bursaries And Funding

BSA Studentship Award
The British Society of Aesthetics is not currently offering a studentship award. Previously we have awarded one or more Ph.D. studentship full-time maintenance grants plus tuition fees up to the maximum for UK/EU students, for up to 3 years. The studentship is designed to support a promising philosopher in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, by enabling him or her to pursue full time doctoral research. For more information on the award, please click here

Consult the Arts & Humanities Research Council Homepage for details of the studentships scheme. The Economic and Social Research Council may also have relevant information, and particular universities may have fellowships to offer.