School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Top 40 in the world for Philosophy

QS World University Rankings for Subjects 2023

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Free online course: History and Philosophy of Science in 20 Objects

Discover 20 interesting objects and how they have shaped our understanding of a range of topics, from the human mind, to creationism, genetics and even economics.

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School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Ideas matter.  Whether philosophical or religious or scientific, ideas have been the lifeblood of human culture and society, shaping our sense of who we are, what our world is like, and what we can and should do in order to make the world a better place.

You'll critically examine some of the most important debates in philosophy, religion and the history of science, in one of the largest and liveliest schools of its kind in the country.  A wide range of degrees allows you to tailor your education to your own strengths and interests.

The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science is actively working to build a diverse and inclusive school community that supports all staff and students. Our Equality and Inclusion Lead is Dr Ellen Clarke

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Study subjects that affect our lives on a daily basis and challenge yourself to gain the skills and tools that are needed to understand the contemporary world.

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Further your knowledge of your chosen subject with a Masters degree, postgraduate diploma or a postgraduate certificate. We offer part-time and distance-learning too.

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Become a key member of our academic research community and study in a supportive and challenging environment enabling you to pursue your research interests.

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Top 40

in the world for Philosophy

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

Top 10

in the UK for religious studies and theology

Guardian University league tables 2023


most international university in the world

Times Higher Education 2023