David Efird Student Prize

A prize of £300 will be awarded to the student who achieves the highest essay mark (>72) in the field of analytic theology, philosophy of religion, or research on contemporary issues or themes using a philosophy of religion perspective.

  • Funding: £300
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Qualification level: Postgraduate taught
  • Number available: One

This prize is generously funded by the family of Dr David Efird, who taught at York from 2002 until his sudden death in 2020.


Open to International (including EU) and UK (home) students.

Open to students in the Department of Philosophy.

All students submitting work on the relevant areas of focus will be considered as part of their studies.

How to apply

There is no separate application process to complete.

How we allocate

The successful student will be notified following the Board of Examiners' meeting at the end of Semester 2.

Contact details

PGT Convenor

David Ingram
+44 (0)1904 323276

PGT Admissions Administrator

Carol Dixon
+44 (0)1904 323251