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General information

Since 2007 we have built philosophy into an exciting, diverse, and distinctive department, and one of the few centres in the world that allows students to study across the divide between Anglo-American 'analytic' and European/Continental traditions in contemporary philosophy, with additional options in the history of philosophy (including ancient and medieval philosophy), and modern and contemporary political thought, as well as philosophy’s relationship to literature and the practicing arts.

Our programmes are delivered by a core group of Philosophy staff supported by academics in Politics and International Relations, all of whom are recognized teachers and researchers in their fields. In this way we have constructed a philosophy programme that connects to disciplines across the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Contact details

For general enquiries, you can contact the UG Philosophy Programme lead, Dr Daniel Whistler (email

To see an alphabetical list of academic staff, visit our staff directory.

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