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Study Philosophy

Change your mind

Department of Philosophy

Reshape your understanding of yourself and the world in which we live.

Investigate complex problems and arguments, and engage in debates drawing on old and new ideas about the mind, politics, medicine, technology and almost everything in between.

We are a friendly and supportive department where you’ll be taught by world-leading academics. Our staff have a diverse range of interests – from justice, perception and ethics to the philosophies of mathematics, religion, language and art, covering ancient, early modern and contemporary philosophy. We offer modules on a wide selection of topics.

Philosophy combines well with many other subjects – philosophers have always been interested in things which overlap with the natural, social and mathematical sciences, history, literature and languages. With all of our courses you’ll gain transferable skills that can lead to a wide variety of careers.

Our courses


Develop valuable skills in reasoning, analysis, creative problem-solving and communication.


Combined courses in the School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Philosophy with social sciences 

Understand the social, political and philosophical challenges facing human societies.

Philosophy with arts and humanities

Joint courses to follow your interests in history, language and literature.

Philosophy with science 

Discover fundamental truths about the nature of the universe.


Teaching and assessment

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