The Department of Philosophy is an inspiring community of students and staff who are addressing an unparalleled range of topics, from logic to literature, science to spirituality, ethics to existentialism.

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The Department of Philosophy is an inspiring community of students and staff who are addressing an unparalleled range of topics, from logic to literature, science to spirituality, ethics to existentialism.

The Department is large enough to offer real choice, but still able to maintain an environment in which everyone can engage with our teaching and research across the board.

In our programmes we embrace Analytic and Continental Western Philosophy, ancient and modern subjects, Chinese and Indian Philosophy.

Our team includes internationally recognised philosophers who combine world class research with teaching our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. They also supervise our postgraduate research students.

We are an outward looking department and offer a wide choice of joint undergraduate and enrichment programmes, working with our colleagues across the University of Liverpool.

Students and staff here also benefit from our membership of the University of Liverpool's School of the Arts and from our exciting collaborations with the city's arts & cultural organisations.

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Facts at-a-glance

  • 16 permanent and visiting lecturing staff
  • 10 undergraduate degree programmes
  • approximately 200 undergraduates, 20 postgraduates and 10 PhD students within the department
  • 94% student satisfaction rating in the most recent NSS