Leading researchers and enthusiastic teachers

High levels of student satisfaction with teaching

"a fantastic intellectual environment" (PhD student)

"The Department is very friendly - you really get to know your tutors." 

Dynamic student-run Philosophy Society

"The teaching staff are brilliant" (MA student)

(c) Ian Martindale (www.ianmartindale.co.uk)

96% of Department's work judged to be of 'international quality' (2014)


Welcome new students

Posted on Tuesday 23 August 2016

The Department is looking forward to meeting our new students in September

Humanities Research Centre Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for 2016/17

Posted on Thursday 30 June 2016

Louise Moody appointed Humanities Research Centre Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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2nd IRNEP Economics and Philosophy PhD Conference

The conference will run for ​​two days on the ​​3rd and 4th of October, 2016.​ ​The aim of the conference is to merge the disciplines of Economics and Philosophy, in order to provoke alternate points of view and interesting discussions. ​The conference is run by PhD students for PhD students.

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Our Public Lectures

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‌‌"Welcome to the Philosophy department at the University of York. Our excellence in teaching and research is here to help you reach your personal goals. The research produced by the department is judged to be overwhelmingly of “international quality” (96%) and this is matched by our excellence in teaching as reflected in our national student survey results.

Whether you are a prospective student or visitor, browse our web pages to see what we have to offer."

Professor Alan Thomas
Head of Department