Philosophy at St Andrews

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Philosophy at St Andrews

Welcome to new students

Welcome to all new students, undergraduate and postgraduate! We look forward to meeting you very soon, and to getting to know you over the coming year. If you have any questions or difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact the Department office or the Head of Department (Prof. Jessica Brown).

If you are thinking of studying Philosophy for the first time, please take a look at our short presentation below.

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.


Events

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


Wed 30th October 2019 16:00

Philosophy Club - Dr Rachel Cooper - Lancaster

Dr Rachel Cooper - Disorder Revisted

Philosophy Club


Sat 2nd November 2019 15:22

Philosophy in Schools Conference

see event webpage


Wed 6th November 2019

Serena Parekh (Northeastern)

Global Refugee Crisis as a Structural Injustice

CEPPA talk


Fri 8th November 2019 14:00 to 15:30

Joe Horton (UCL)

CEPPA talk


Wed 13th November 2019 11:00 to 12:30

Thomas Schmidt (Humboldt University)

CEPPA talk


Wed 13th November 2019 16:00

Philosophy Club - Dr Johanna Thoma - London School of Economics

Philosophy Club


Wed 20th November 2019 11:00 to 12:30

Brad Hooker (Reading)

CEPPA talk


Wed 27th November 2019 11:00 to 12:30

Gordon Graham (Princeton)

CEPPA talk


Wed 27th November 2019 16:00

Philosophy Club - Prof Quassim Cassam - Warwick

Philosophy Club


Thu 5th December 2019 14:00 to 15:30

Tom Simpson (Oxford)

CEPPA talk