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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.

Watch our video about studying at Birkbeck

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

Birkbeck Social Science Week 2015: Race and Diaspora

The themes of race and diaspora will be under the spotlight during Birkbeck's Social Science Week 2015.

Congratulations to Charlotte Knowles and Neil Barton!

Charlotte and Neil have been selected in the competition to speak at the London/Berkeley Graduate conference. The conference will be held in Berkeley, on the 19th and 20th of May.

Birkbeck in the top 100

2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject published

30 June 2015 - 18:00: Birkbeck Philosophy Society - Summer Term Talk Series: Professor Ken Gemes (Birkbeck)

“Scepticism about Knowledge Facts and Scepticism Regarding Knowledge of the External World”

09 September 2015 - 16:00: Open Evening

24 November 2015 - 16:00: Open Evening