It is our pleasure to welcome you to our community of students and scholars in the Department of Philosophy at Kent. We are excited that you want to join us in exploring philosophical questions!
To be successful, you do not need to have read or studied philosophy before. You need only arrive with a genuine curiosity about philosophical questions and problems, and an openness to learning from others, and challenging yourself.
Unfortunately we are not able to welcome you to campus to visit us just yet but we hope to have the chance to meet you soon. In the meantime, on this page you will find more information about our staff, our degree programmes and the opportunities available to students of Philosophy.
During your degree, you will have the chance to choose modules within three general fields of philosophy—ethics and political philosophy; metaphysics, logic, and science; and historically themed modules looking at specific thinkers or philosophy in relation to history.
As well, there are philosophy modules offered outside of our programme—such as, Ancient Greek philosophy in Classics, Chinese and Indian Philosophy in Asian Studies, and Philosophy of Art in History of Art.
Why choose Philosophy at Kent?
“Studying Philosophy I learn new things every day”
Jamie Reeve finds that philosophers may not have all the answers but do ask fascinating questions.
I took some time out of education so I'm coming at my education a little later than some of my peers. I am also a joint honours student; meaning I study two different subjects for my degree, and this is something I truly value
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