Department of Philosophy

Undergraduate degrees (BA, BSc) - Philosophy

  • Excited by the "big issues"?
  • Angry at the state of the world?
  • Confused about what it means to live well and meaningfully?

Come and explore the deep, difficult issues across all areas of life.

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Our degrees

Study philosophy on its own or combine with another subject.

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The Nottingham approach

Combine traditional topics with emerging new areas

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Study abroad

Expand your world by living and learning in another culture

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Prepare for the future

Develop your skills through work experience and volunteering


Philosophy in a time of pandemic

The current Coronavirus pandemic highlights how philosophy has never been more relevant to our modern world. As a discipline, it asks us to explore questions around what is it to be human, from understanding our place in the world, to our social interactions, and our strengths and weaknesses.

We recently ran a competition asking our students to address the issue: Philosophy in a Time of Pandemic. We were hugely impressed by the quality of their work. Have a read of the fantastic and thought-provoking essays they wrote.

Read the winning essays

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There's so much freedom to choose particular areas that you are interested in to study in depth. The lecturers are extremely approachable and break even the most difficult concepts down with ease.

 Michaela Lawson, BA Philosophy 


Interested? Visit us on an open day to find out more

Department of Philosophy

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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