In Philosophy you will examine fundamental questions about human nature and our place in the world. We explore these questions through respectful discussion and arguments that can be critically assessed.

Areas of study

Study opportunities in Philosophy reflect our research expertise, which includes the following:

  • Ancient and medieval philosophy
  • Continental European philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of language
  • Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of the arts
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of science.

You can customise a course of study that achieves a balance between breadth and depth suitable to your needs and interests. You would normally study between four and eight different topics in Philosophy in a full-time year. At masters level you have the opportunity to focus on in-depth research of one specific area.

You can study Philosophy in the following programmes:

What you will learn

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Career opportunities

Philosophy develops skills valued in many fields: the ability to reason carefully, analyse arguments, and express complex ideas clearly and concisely. Philosophy graduates have gone on to a wide range of careers, including business, government, information technology, education and research.

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