Who we are

Friedrich Nietzsche

Leaders in teaching and research

Our teaching is informed by a broad range of research interests, and the quality of our programmes is reflected in the results of significant reviews and surveys.

In the most recent government Quality Assurance Agency Subject Review, Philosophy at Southampton was awarded the maximum score for its 'broad, flexible, coherent and well-structured curriculum' as well the 'accessibility and approachability of all academic staff'.

Equality and Diversity

The Department of Philosophy is committed to creating a supportive, safe, and welcoming environment for all of its members, and especially for students and staff from groups that are currently under-represented in academic philosophy. Click here to find out more.


Teaching informed by research

We promote an interdisciplinary approach and our cutting-edge research feeds into our academic programmes.

Achieving the highest standards

The University of Southampton is one of the top 15 UK research universities.

Outstanding academics

Our academics' wide range of interests means we can offer a rich and varied curriculum.

Sharing experiences

Find out what our students think about studying here.

Key facts

In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008) 100 per cent of our research activity was deemed to be internationally recognised', with many of our staff's publications declared to be internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour' or world-leading'.

In the 2013 National Student Survey, BA Philosophy at Southampton scored 100% for overall student satisfaction which places us first in the UK. In the most recent governmental Quality Assurance Agency Subject review awarded Southampton Philosophy a perfect score of 24/24.

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