Top two in UK for quality of published work

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World-leading staff, an active student community, and an exceptionally diverse range of modules makes Sheffield one of the world’s most exciting places to study philosophy.

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Philosophy at Sheffield

Find out what staff and undergraduates have to say about studying philosophy at the University of Sheffield.

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Angie Hobbs: 'Becoming Like God: Plato on Ethical Ascent'

Prof Angie Hobbs gave the first talk in our new interdisciplinary series "God and the Good: Thinking Religion and Ethics"

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Postgraduate Study at Sheffield

Find out more about the department, funding, careers and research opportunities at Sheffield at our Open Day on 18 November 2016.

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Flexible study

We offer students a range of flexible study options. Undergraduate courses have no core modules so you can design your own degree.

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We have wide-ranging research interests with leading authorities in areas including feminism, German idealism, philosophy of psychology and metaphysics.

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Working together

Partnerships enhance our research and inspire our students. Our Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Studies and our Philosophy in the City outreach programme thrive on collaboration.

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