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Department of Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of London

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More than 108 graduate bursaries available for 2015 entry

At least 108 new graduate bursaries of £10,000 each, supported jointly by Birkbeck and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) are available for 2015 entry.

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.

Susan James to give the 108th Presidential Address to the Aristotelian Society

Susan James will give the 108th Presidential Address to the Aristotelian Society on 5 October at 5.30PM in The Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House. Title: ‘Freedom and Nature: a Spinozist Invitation’

Inspirational alumnus receives French Legion d’Honneur for WWII service

Dr Tony Atcherley awarded French decoration for involvement in emancipation of France

Congratulations to Simon Hewitt!

Congratulations to our Associate Research Fellow Simon Hewitt on his appointment as a Teaching Fellow in Formal Philosophy at the University of Leeds.

15 October 2015 - 15:30: The London Spinoza Circle Lecture Series 2015

15 October: Beth Lord (University of Aberdeen) - The Free Man and the Free Market: Ethics and Economics in Ethics IV

17 October 2015 - 12:00: Undergraduate Open Day