Department Name Department of Philosophy
Institution Name University of Bristol

Departmental Information

Department Profile The department enjoys an outstanding reputation in the UK and internationally. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 30% of the department’s research was classed as 4* (world-leading), 35% as 3* (internationally excellent) and 30% as 2* (internationally recognised.) In the recent Philosophy Gourmet Report, we were judged to be the best department in the UK in two sub-disciplines of philosophy, the 2nd best in a further two sub-disciplines, the 3rd best in a further three sub-disciplines, the 4th best in one sub-discipline, and the 5th best in one sub-discipline.
Faculty Teaching Staff Tomasz Bigaj; Alexander Bird; Michael Bresalier; Jonathan Grose (Post-doc); Leon Horsten; James Ladyman; Hannes Leitgeb; Øystein Linnebo; John Mayberry; Samir Okasha; Cedric Paternotte (Post-doc); Richard Pettigrew (Post-doc); Andrew Pyle; Emma Tobin (Post-doc)
Areas of Expertise Philosophy and history of science; Logic and philosophy of mathematics; Philosophy of psychology, mind and language
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Course & Degrees

Undergraduate Courses BSc Mathematics and Philosophy, BSc Physics and Philosophy, Intercalated BA in Medical Humanities for medical students
Undergraduate Units Philosophy offered as a joint subject with Psychology, Economics, and Sociology. Within these programmes students may take modules in Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Social Science; History of Science; Philosophy of Physics; Philosophy of Mathematics
Taught Postgraduate Courses MSci Physics and Philosophy; MSci Mathematics and Philosophy; MA in Philosophy of Science: Philosophical Writing and Research Seminar; Philosophy of Physics; Philosophy of Mathematics; Philosophy and History of Medicine; Philosophy of Biology; Scientific Epistemology and Methodology; History of Science; Philosophy of Psychology
Research Degrees MPhil; PhD

Contact Details

Contact Name Jo Purdie
Postal Address

University of Bristol,
Department of Philosophy,
9 Woodland Road,
BS8 1TB,
United Kingdom

Phone +44 (0)117 928 7825
Fax +44 (0)117 928 8626
Email [email protected]