The University of Southampton
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Studying philosophy at degree level will enable you to explore fundamental concepts and profound questions, while developing the analytical and problem solving skills that will be invaluable for your future career.

At Southampton our courses are taught by world-class academics with an exceptional breadth of interests. This means that whether you want to know more about Nietzsche, or to engage with Ethics, the Philosophy of Maths, or Aesthetics, you'll be able choose from a wide range of options and enjoy high quality teaching which draws upon our cutting-edge research.

In the 2017 National Student Survey, 92% of Philosophy students were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their course. 



Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses

Our courses include the option to study philosophy as a single subject or in combination with a variety of other subjects, and are informed by the latest research.

Open Days

Open Days

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Choosing Southampton

Choosing Southampton

Southampton is a great place to study philosophy, with excellent facilities and a vibrant campus life.

Philosophy at Southampton

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Reasons to Love Southampton, a Global University

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The most recent governmental Quality Assurance Agency Subject review awarded Southampton a perfect score of 24/24 and praised it for ‘its broad, flexible, coherent and well-structured undergraduate curriculum’, as well as the ‘accessibility and approachability of all academic staff'.


First in the Russell Group for student satisfaction (NSS 2016).


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