About us

Our department's reputation, achievements and mission.

Leavygreave Road with Jessop West in the background

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

We aim to support, challenge and inspire students through high-quality teaching, and inclusive learning environment. We follow the BPA/SWIP Good Practice Guidelines in order to create a welcoming environment for all philosophers. More information can be found on our BPA/SWIP page.

According to the Research Excellence Framework, we are in the top two in the country for quality of published work. We also scored 96% for student satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey, making us third in the Russell Group for Philosophy.

We are located on Victoria street, in the heart of campus. For more on how and where to find us visit our contact page.

A world top-100 university

We're a world top-100 university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of our research-led learning and teaching.