The School of Philosophy, a top 10 department in the UK according to the 2014 Guardian University Guide, has a long-established reputation for its warm and welcoming atmosphere and for the close interaction between teaching and research.
The School's teaching focuses on developing students' potential for independent thought and intellectual creativity. Throughout a wide range of courses, from practical ethics to the philosophy of religion and from environmental philosophy to logic, we grapple with questions about how we should live our lives, take decisions that shape our future, and reason about the things that matter most. Lecturers' specialised research is made the central focus of many taught modules, so that students are offered direct insight into the latest philosophical issues and cutting-edge debates. They also benefit from an especially high number of contact hours with academic staff.
In the lively and stimulating environment of our small and friendly department, students can develop skills in analysis and argument, presentation and teamwork that are sought in a wide spectrum of professions.