Developing students' potential for independent thought and intellectual creativity

The School of Philosophy, ranking in the top 10 philosophy departments in the UK (2014 Guardian University Guide) has a long-established reputation for its lively, stimulating and welcoming atmosphere, with a close interaction between teaching and research.

Our lecturers are highly experienced and active in research. Their specialised findings are made the central focus of many taught modules, giving our students direct insight into the latest philosophical issues and cutting-edge debates.

Our students also benefit from an especially high number of contact hours with academic staff – one of the reasons we received 100 per cent student satisfaction ratings in the 2013 National Student Survey.

The School's high academic research standing was recognised in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, where 90 per cent of the department's contributions were recognised internationally.

Philosophy graduates leave us with the skills in analysis and argument, presentation and teamwork that are highly sought after in a wide range of professions.

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