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

St Andrews Philosophy ranked 14th in the world

The Department of Philosophy has been ranked 14th in the world according to the 2015 QS World University Rankings.


More departmental news | Arché news | CEPPA news

Events

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



Mon 1st June 2015 to Tue 2nd June 2015

St Andrews Normative Reasons Workshop

see event webpage


Sun 7th June 2015 to Mon 8th June 2015

Defeat and Epistemic Responsibility Workshop

see event webpage


Fri 19th June 2015

Temporal Experience Workshop

see event webpage


Mon 22nd June 2015 to Tue 23rd June 2015

The Philosophical Significance of Conceptual History Workshop

see event webpage