Research programmes

Taught programmes

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  • FT / Full-time
  • PT / Part-time (over two years)
  • FX / Flexible mode of study available (up to five years)
  • DL / Distance-learning mode available


In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), UCL Philosophy was ranked first in the UK.

We are located in the centre of the rich philosophical life of Bloomsbury and have collaborative connections with other London universities, and the nearby activities of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, the University of London Institute of Philosophy and the Aristotelian Society.

Taught and research programmes

Degree programme Qualifications Modes
Philosophical Studies MPhil Stud FT2,
Philosophy MPhil/PhD FT3,
Philosophy MA FT, PT
Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health MA FT, FX

Student/staff ratios

  • 22 staff
  • 36 taught students
  • 52 research students


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Alumni View

"The university is also a gateway for accessing a broader philosophy scene in London, such as the Aristotelian Society and the Institute of Philosophy."

Craig French

Junior Research Fellow, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University

Alumni View

"UCL Philosophy combines the intimacy that you get with a faculty of around 15, as well as the breadth and depth of expertise of a much larger faculty, as it is part of the wider London philosophical scene."

Lee Walters

Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Southampton, 2011