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Undergraduate study

Explore today's fundamental questions on a flexible philosophy degree in a Department that ranks in the top 125 in the world for History, Philosophy and Theology (THE World University Rankings by Subject 2022).

Master's study

Learn from inspiring academics who are at the forefront of their disciplines, critically engage with philosophical debates and focus on your chosen areas of philosophy in much greater depth.

PhD study

We take pride in our thriving PhD programme. Benefit from academic supervision, a full schedule of events and a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere in which students and staff learn from one another.

Our research

We have an international reputation for the quality of our research. 100% of our research environment and 96% of our research outputs were rated to be of international quality in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014).

Meet our experts

Our academic staff are experts in a wide variety of philosophical topics, with particular strengths in moral philosophy, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, Aristotle, Aquinas, Wittgenstein, and aesthetics including the philosophy of film.

Read our stories

The Philosophy Department invests a lot of time and energy into its students. They care deeply about students' academic success, providing plenty of opportunities for one-to-one conversations with staff and high-quality feedback.

Harry

BA Philosophy

Life on campus

Our main campus is set on 130 hectares of beautiful parkland, so you'll find plenty of places to relax. Our campus is home to a thriving community and features the Students' Union, Library and places to eat.