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 2014/15 and the Philosophy Handbook for Undergraduates 2014/15.

Latest news

Philosophy at St Andrews ranked first in Scotland

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 Laidlaw Undergraduate Internship Programme in Research and Leadership

The University is launching an exciting new internship programme, "The Laidlaw Undergraduate Internship Programme in Research and Leadership", thanks to the generous support from The Lord Laidlaw of Rothiemay. This is the biggest UG internship programme of its kind in Scotland and is a unique opportunity for students to gain paid professional work experience, contribute to high level research in the University and benefit from an intensive leadership training course.

Reader/Professor in Philosophy

We wish to appoint to a Readership/Professorship in Philosophy. The successful candidate will have an outstanding international reputation for research in philosophical logic, philosophy of language, metaphysics, philosophy of mind or epistemology, to complement and extend our strengths in these and related areas.


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Events

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


Wed 4th February 2015 16:15

TBD

Bryan Pickel (Edinburgh)

Philosophy Club


Wed 25th February 2015 16:15

TBD

Emanuela Ceva (Pavia/CEPPA)

Philosophy Club


Wed 11th March 2015 16:15

TBD

Becko Copenhaver (Lewis and Clark)

Philosophy Club


Wed 1st April 2015 16:15

TBD

Jonathan Way (Southampton)

Philosophy Club


Wed 15th April 2015 16:15

TBD

Stephen Neale (CUNY/Birmingham)

Philosophy Club


Wed 22nd April 2015 16:15

TBD

Thomas Williams (South Florida/CEPPA)

Philosophy Club


Sun 7th June 2015 to Mon 8th June 2015

Summer Epistemology Workshop

see event webpage


Fri 19th June 2015 11:32

Temporal Experience Workshop

see event webpage