Department of Philosophy

About the Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at The University of Nottingham is a centre of excellence for research and teaching, which is recognised internationally:

  • Ranked 14th in the country by the 2013 Complete University Guide (league tables published in May 2012).
  • The 2011 Philosophical Gourmet Report ranks Nottingham equal 13th best Department of Philosophy in the UK.
  • The 2011 Philosophical Gourmet Report (an international ranking system, that indicates quality and reputation) ranks the Department at Nottingham for:
    Philosophy of Art – ranked 5th in the UK,
    Metaphysics – ranked 5th in the UK,
    Philosophy of Language – ranked 6th in the UK,
    History of Philosophy - ranked 6th in the UK,
    Mathematical Logic - ranked 8th in the UK. 

Studying in the Department

The Department offers a range of undergraduate degrees and has an exceptionally able body of students. We will be taking about 60 single honours students next session and we also participate in 10 joint honours courses.

Last year the total number of students taking at least one philosophy module with us was over 1,000. This is made up of single and joint honours students from all three years, as well as postgraduates and subsidiary students.

At postgraduate level we offer taught and research degrees and have a vibrant community. Our postgraduates have had notable success in publishing and in the job market.

Women in Philosophy

The Department is taking steps to implement the measures contained in the important report 'Women in Philosophy in the UK', published jointly by the British Philosophical Association and the Society for Women in Philosophy.

Dignity, Equality, and Diversity

The University has policies on both Dignity and Equality and Diversity and these can be viewed below:

Dignity within the University

Equality and Diversity

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See for yourself

To give you insight into what it will be like studying at Nottingham, we have asked current students and members of staff to tell us what they like about the Department of Philosophy. Watch the video on YouTube or download the transcript (pdf) to find out what they said.

Contact us

Department of Philosophy
University of Nottingham
University Park
Humanities Building
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

t: +44 (0)115 951 5646
f: +44 (0)115 951 5840

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Department of Philosophy

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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