We investigate the complexity of our fast-changing world, examining topics reflecting our research strengths in moral philosophy, epistemology and the philosophy of mind and cognition.
We regularly host Royal Institute of Philosophy branch events and lectures, opening up latest thinking from leading experts.
We are committed to developing socially beneficial impact from our work. Among our latest projects is 'Changing attitudes to public discourse'.
93% of our postgraduate taught graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course. (Graduate Outcomes survey 2020/21)
Students on the PhD Critical and Cultural Theory receive supervision from academic staff with a long-standing commitment to excellence and diversity in research, who work at the forefront of pioneering research in critical and cultural theory.
Explore intriguing and complex contemporary issues with philosophers internationally recognised for their work in a wide range of specialist areas. Our rewarding MA programme will develop your knowledge of philosophical issues and techniques, with a focus on topics at the forefront of epistemology, moral philosophy, and philosophy of mind and cognition.
Embedded in a thriving and supportive research community with its postgraduate work-in-progress seminars, year-round reading groups, workshops and conferences, Philosophy postgraduates participate in the thought-provoking Royal Institute of Philosophy visiting speaker programme and an annual conference.
Make your original contribution to knowledge in a thriving, internationally renowned research community. Our PhD offers a diverse range of research training plus the opportunity to gain teaching experience through our HEA-accredited ‘Learning to Teach’ programme.
Study in the heart of our leafy city centre campus at the John Percival Building, with easy access to the University’s magnificent Special Collections and Archives in the adjacent Arts and Social Sciences Library.