Philosophy at St Andrews

Current undergraduates

New undergraduates

New undergraduates should refer first to the Guide for new students 2018/19, the Philosophy Handbook for Undergraduates 2018/19 and the Philosophy Peer Prospectus 2018/19.

The University of St Andrews has historically been home to two departments for the study of philosophy, namely the Department of Moral Philosophy and the Department of Logic and Metaphysics. You'll see this historical fact reflected in the two separate entrances to Edgecliffe, the building on the Scores in which we are housed. Nowadays, these two nominal departments operate as one unit within the School of Philosophical, Anthropological, and Film Studies. That is, the two departments combine to offer one set of degree programmes, and you will often hear staff and students refer to the unit simply as 'the department'.

The Department has excellent facilities. A significant amount of your teaching will take place within Edgecliffe and this is where you will find the Departmental Office. Lucie Randal and Audrey Horsburgh are the Undergraduate Course Administrators and will be pleased to help you in person and welcome you to the Department.

Honours students


Staff contact information 

Head of School Mark Harris

Deputy Head of School Katherine Hawley

Head of Department James Harris

Philosophy Director of Teaching Lisa Jones

Director of Research Katherine Hawley

Examinations Officer Simon Prosser

Honours Adviser Aaron Cotnoir

Sub honours Coordinator Alex Douglas

Chair of Equality and Diversity Committee Katherine Hawley 

Departmental Secretary/Undergraduate Course Administrator

Lucie Randal ext. 2486 and Audrey Horsburgh ext.2206, School Office, room G09 Edgecliffe Opening hours: 9.00 - 17.00.


Please contact the Departmental Secretary/Undergraduate Course Administrator for assistance in the absence of academic members of staff.

Timetables and modules