Philosophy student testimonials about the use of academic support and feedback hours
Philosophy students share their thoughts on the use of academic support and feedback hours. Read more
Student Canvas Champion role for Philosophy Graduate & MA Student Lucy James
Philosophy Graduate & MA Student Lucy James has been appointed as a Student Canvas Champion. Read more
Phil Soc Dissertation Anthology, edited by Alice Goodwin
Our 2019/2020 Dissertation Students had planned a fabulous Philosophy Showcase but then Covid-19 arrived and it was not possible to host the event. Instead, they created a Dissertation Anthology as a testament to the effort, curiosity and philosophical creativity that went into their dissertations. Read more
Graduate Prospects for Philosophers at Liverpool!
According to the 2020 Complete University Guide, Philosophy at Liverpool takes 12th place for graduate prospects, out of more than 50 reporting units nationally. We are delighted that Liverpool Philosophy graduates help dispel the myth that Philosophy is removed from the ‘world of work’, and we are determined to continue supporting our students in this direction. Read more
Our First Online Graduate Conference
The department had its first online graduate conference on Thursday 2 July and Thursday 9 July. The event was a great success with most people thinking that it went better than they expected. With the usual graduate conference cancelled due to coronavirus, several postgrads were disappointed not to deliver a paper, so a call was made to trial an online event using Microsoft Teams. Read more
Congratulations Class of 2020!
Each year the Department and SOTA awards prizes and we are delighted to highlight the following awards in philosophy. Read more
We are accepting applications for our MA courses for next year (2020-21)!
Liverpool Department of Philosophy offers two taught MA programmes, the MA Philosophy and the MA in Art, Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions.
In Conversation with Craig Blackhall: Jack Symes and The Panpsycast
MA Philosophy student Craig Blackhall sat down with returning student Jack Symes to discuss his PhD research and the hugely popular podcast The Panpsycast.
SOTA300 Student Charlotte Burns on The Importance of Trust and Foundations
For her SOTA300 work placement, Charlotte Burns is Research and Grant Associate Intern at the charity Made With Hope. On the Made With Hope website she writes about the importance of Trust and Foundation funding for the charity.
Philosophy launches new PGT Research & Employability Support Fund
The PGT Research & Employability Support Fund is a new scheme introduced by the Department of Philosophy in order to support students on our Masters Programmes with the development of research, employability and networking experience and skills, thus further enhancing their career prospects as researchers and professionals within and beyond academia. Read more
New Leadership roles for Dr Jan Jobling and Dr Daniel Hill in School of the Arts
This month, two members of the Department take up leadership roles in the School of the Arts.
Featured Teaching: MA Student Sarah Powell on her International Public Engagement
MA in Art, Aesthetics and Cultural institutions student Sarah Powell on undertaking a research and curation internship. Read more
Final-year Philosophy student, Charlotte Burns, awarded prestigious Wellcome Trust summer Internship with Humanities and Social Sciences
By Charlotte Burns
The Philosophy Student Showcase
Dr. Rachael Wiseman, who was also recently named as one of this year’s Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Award winners, recently introduced the Philosophy Student Showcase for final year undergraduate and MA students. Read more
Join us for the First Philosophy Dissertation Showcase! Wednesday 13th March
Current third-year, Sophie Greener, discusses the skills she will be taking from her Philosophy degree into employment.
"After three years of philosophy seminars, I am comfortable with and excited by the process of a discussion that requires analysis of our own and each other's views." Read more
Student experience: Working on placement at Collective Encounters
A record number of 8 philosophy students completed the placement module in 2017–18. Their average overall mark was an impressive 72%, compared to an average of 64% for the Philosophy Dissertation. There are 7 students on placements this year (2018–19): from teaching assistants at mainstream and special-needs schools, to data analysts for charities in Africa or aspiring weather presenters.
Record Numbers of Philosophy Students Study Abroad in 2018-19
At the Department of Philosophy, we have been working hard to promote international opportunities amongst our students, and we are very glad to boast a record number of Study Abroad places in 2018-19.
Professor Michael Hauskeller awarded a Higher Education Academy Senior Fellowship for his achievements in teaching
"My teaching objective is to get students to think for themselves and outside the box."