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Department of Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of London

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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.

Recent part-time PhD students have books published

Two recent part-time PhD students published books based on their dissertations

Ken Gemes to give paper at University of Lisbon

Ken Gemes will be giving a paper on 'Pessoa is not Pessoa' at the University of Lisbon on 5 November 2014 as part of the 'The Plurality of the Subject in Nietzsche and Pessoa' project.

Research Studentships for 2015-16 entry

The School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy expects to award up to eight fully funded Home/EU Studentships for entry in 2015-16. Further details on eligibility and how to apply will be published shortly.