Philosophy is a fascinating subject which explores and challenges the concepts and assumptions which frame the way we think, speak and act.

It examines topics like how we should live and treat others, and concepts such as human nature, knowledge, truth and freewill.

At the University of Hertfordshire we offer undergraduate and postgraduate Philosophy degrees.

All of our Philosophy teaching staff also carry out research. Philosophy achieved excellent results in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), with 19% of our research being judged 4 star ('world-leading') and a further 47% of it being judged 3 star ('internationally excellent'). All staff in Philosophy were submitted for this exercise.

We are proud to be a strong, vibrant department dedicated to not only teaching you about Philosophy, but also teaching you to do Philosophy.

Why Philosophy?

Find out why you should study Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, and the variety of career opportunities available if you do.

Staff Research

In Our Time

Professor John Lippitt, in discussion with Melvyn Bragg illuminating the philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard on BBC Radio 4.