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Department of Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of London

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Department of Philosophy


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Offering excellent support for our students

We offer both full-time and part-time courses, and in addition offer excellent support, including study weekends at Cumberland Lodge.

A great place to pursue MPhil/PhD studies

The Department has a flourishing community of around 50 research students.

Internationally recognised research

The Department of Philosophy enjoys an international reputation for the consistently high quality of its research.

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Our students are passionate about studying philosophy at Birkbeck. Watch our video to find out more.

Ken Gemes to speak at the University of Wolverhampton

Ken Gemes will give a talk on 'Nietzsche and the Crisis of Modernity' at the University of Wolverhampton on 10 December.

Jennifer Hornsby to appear on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time on 18 December

Jennifer Hornsby will be one of the participants in an episode on truth on Thursday 18 December.