Philosophy at St Andrews

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Philosophy at St Andrews

St Andrews is one of the leading international centres for philosophy in Britain.

In the latest UK-wide assessment of the research of UK universities (REF 2014) the philosophy department was ranked 1st in Scotland and 5th in the UK (by grade point average). 83% of research was assessed as either 4* or 3*. The St Andrews/Stirling graduate programme (SASP) was ranked second in Britain in a recent US-based survey.

There is a busy programme of conferences, workshops and visiting speakers from universities in the UK and from abroad. The Philosophy Club, which is open to everyone, is the regular visiting speakers' seminar. Several specialized research seminars meet weekly or fortnightly. There is also a Friday Seminar for doctoral students, and a seminar specifically for MLitt students.

There are two philosophical research centres in St Andrews: The Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (CEPPA), and the Arché Philosophical Research Centre for the Philosophy of Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology. The Philosophical Quarterly, one of the most respected international philosophy journals, is edited from St Andrews.

Welcome

We are happy to welcome our new students to the Department of Philosophy.

New undergraduates should refer first to the Guide for new students 2015/16, the Philosophy Handbook for Undergraduates 2015/16 and the Philosophy Peer Prospectus 2015/16.

Latest news

The Complete University Guide 2017 - Philosophy ranked in 4th Place

The Complete University Guide 2017 has been published and Philosophy at St Andrews is ranked in 4th place.


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Events

This is a selection of forthcoming and highlighted events - see also the full schedule of Philosophy events.


Sat 7th May 2016 to Sun 8th May 2016

Testimony and Context Workshop

see event webpage


Thu 19th May 2016 to Fri 20th May 2016

Disagreement Workshop

see event webpage


Sat 4th June 2016 to Sun 5th June 2016

Sensing Strange Things

see event webpage


Fri 10th June 2016 11:53 to Sat 11th June 2016

Concepts and Understanding Workshop

see event webpage


Fri 24th June 2016 14:38 to Sat 25th June 2016

Decision theory Imagination & Transformative Experience Workshop

see event webpage


Mon 4th July 2016 to Wed 6th July 2016

Kant Reading Party


Wed 10th August 2016 to Sat 13th August 2016

European Society for Philosophy and Psychology Meeting

see event webpage


Sat 3rd September 2016 to Sun 4th September 2016

The Metaphysics of Knowledge I: Epistemic Indexing

see event webpage


Sat 15th October 2016 12:10 to Sun 16th October 2016

Arché 9th Graduate Conference

see event webpage


Wed 26th October 2016

Kant Workshop