UCL Philosophy


Current students

With a view to providing the best education for everyone in the Philosophy department, we want to build actively inclusive learning environments; to help all students feel safe and enabled to participate in discussion. With that in mind here are some:

Here are some specific resources for each of our degree programmes:

BA resources
  • BA Handbook (Moodle link): this contains all the essential information for students on Philosophy undergraduate degrees (including combined honours degrees administered by the Philosophy department).
  • BA Modules: List of modules running in the 2024/25 academic year.
  • Undergraduate Prizes
  • An FAQ for BA students
  • List of key contacts
MA resources
  • MA Handbook (Moodle link): this contains all the essential information for students on the Philosophy MA.
  • MA Modules: List of modules running in the 2024/25 academic year.
  • List of key contacts.

The MA dissertation is due at 16.00 on Monday 2nd September 2024 and is submitted via AssessmentUCL.

MPhil Stud and PhD resources

The People page has a complete list of all our current MPhil Stud and PhD students.

And here some resources which will be of interest to all Philosophy students:

    Examinations and Academic Integrity
    Resources for writing essays
    Support for students
    Further student resources
    Staff-Student Consultative Committee (SSCC)

    The SSCC meets once a term. It's a space for staff and students to discuss issues that affect students' educational experience. The committee is made up of department members and student representatives. Right now, the student representatives are:

    We recently launched the Philosophy Staff-Student Gazette to keep everyone informed about things we've discussed at SSCC.
    Here is: Issue 1 (Jan 2024) & Issue 2 (April 2024)

    Minorities and Philosophy (MAP)

    Minorities and Philosophy seeks to improve participation of women, BAME, LGBTQ+, disabled and working class philosophers in academic philosophy. This involves a focus on dismantling the mechanisms impeding engagement, promoting philosophical work done from marginalised perspectives, and improving working conditions. 

    The UCL MAP chapter was founded in 2015 and is run by a group of graduate students. It runs a series of events throughout the academic year to encourage engagement with work by marginalised voices and help provide support for those scholars. They do this with financial and logistical support from the department. They also consult with the department regularly on questions of accessibility and inclusion, and act as a point of call for raising concerns on these issues. If you want to contact the UCL MAP Chapter, please email them at mapcommittee.ucl@gmail.com

    The chapter runs:

    • An annual Harriet & Helen Memorial Lecture, and accompanying Graduate Masterclass.
    • A reading group for graduate and undergraduate students, focussing on texts written by and/or considering the positions of marginalised groups.
    • A graduate applications session for students from minoritized groups, to discuss the process of applying for graduate study in philosophy.