Philosophy at Kent scored 95% for teaching satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017, ranking 12th overall in the UK. The Department of Philosophy was ranked 16th in the UK in its subject area in the Times Higher Education's REF2014 research intensity tables.
Philosophy means ‘love of wisdom’, and, as an academic discipline, philosophy tries to answer fundamental questions concerning the nature of knowledge and existence, and how we ought to live. As a philosophy student at Kent, you will learn about core areas of philosophy, including metaphysics, logic, epistemology and ethics, combined with a range of specialist modules in subjects such as philosophy of science, philosophy of medicine, political philosophy and Wittgenstein.
Philosophy equips students with skills in reasoning, problem solving and communication, all of which are highly sought after by employers. We offer a range of undergraduate single and joint honours programmes, exciting opportunities for study abroad and a wide module selection. Our postgraduate programmes offer more specialist study supported by academics with track records in world-leading research.