Philosophy at Southampton has an exceptionally diverse range of research interests, with particular strength in the History of Philosophy, Aesthetics, Early Analytic Philosophy, Ethics, Epistemology, and Language, Logic and Metaphysics. Our broad expertise is reflected in the rich variety of courses on offer, and the quality of our programmes has been confirmed by many significant reviews and surveys. As an undergraduate or postgraduate student, you'll enjoy exploring fundamental concepts and profound questions with our world-leading researchers and teachers.



Philosophy at Southampton scored 92% for overall satisfaction in the NSS 2015 and are 8th in the UK according to the Guardian University Guide 2016

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The diversity of our postgraduate activities ensures a vibrant research culture, with a strong and growing postgraduate community at its heart

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Philosophers at Southampton achieved the 7th highest score in the UK for published work in the 2014 REF and have an exceptional breadth of expertise and research interests from mind to morals, to Plato and Wittgenstein.

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