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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.

Watch our video about studying at Birkbeck

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

Robert Northcott to speak at a workshop on scientific progress in March

On Tuesday 24th March, Robert Northcott will be a giving an invited talk about scientific progress at a workshop on scientific progress in Leeds.

Robert Northcott to speak at London School of Economics on 30th January

On Friday 30th January, Robert Northcott will be giving a talk entitled ‘Armchair Science’ at the conference ‘Scientific Discovery in the Social Sciences’ at the LSE.

Birkbeck celebrates strong research success

Birkbeck welcomes the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), published today.

04 February 2015 - 16:00: Open Evening

06 February 2015 - 18:45: David Hamlyn Lecture in Philosophy