About SASP

The St Andrews and Stirling Graduate programme in Philosophy (SASP) is taught by the Philosophy departments at the Universities of St Andrews and the University of Stirling. St Andrews and Stirling together form Scotland’s premier centre for Philosophy and one of the top Philosophy programmes in the United Kingdom. The philosophical ambience is rigorous, friendly and co-operative. Both the Stirling and St Andrews Philosophy departments subscribe to the British Philosophical Association/Society for Women in Philosophy’s Good Practice Scheme for encouraging the representation of women in Philosophy. In addition, SASP hosts a chapter of Minorities and Philosophy.

Our students benefit from participation in the Arché Philosophical Research Centre, the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs and The St Andrews Institute for Gender Studies.

Many recent SASP students now hold permanent or tenure-track positions in the US, the UK and elsewhere. For more details, see our placement record.

In the latest Philosophical Gourmet Report SASP was ranked the 3rd best Philosophy program in the UK.

You can get an idea of individual research interests of our current staff within SASP from our SASP website.

We offer graduate teaching at a level that matches the best graduate programmes elsewhere in the world, across many areas of Philosophy.