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)

Department of Philosophy



"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.  We were delighted that our graduating class of 2017 had an overall satisfaction with their course of 95% in the National Student Survey - the best result amongst philosophy departments in the Russell Group of universities."

Professor Alan Thomas
Head of Department

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University holds a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award, showing that we deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.



Philosophy of Film Without Theory Conference

The two-day Philosophy of Film Without Theory is an international, interdisciplinary conference at the University of York for philosophers, film scholars, filmmakers and film viewers.

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