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Since 2007 we have built philosophy into an exciting, diverse, and distinctive research centre, and one of the few centres in the world that allows students to study across the divide between Anglo-American 'analytic' and European/Continental traditions in contemporary philosophy, with additional options in the history of philosophy (including ancient and medieval philosophy), and modern and contemporary political thought, as well as philosophy’s relationship to literature and the practicing arts.

Our programmes are delivered by a core group of Philosophy staff supported by academics in Politics and International Relations, all of whom are recognized teachers and researchers in their fields. In this way we have constructed a philosophy programme that connects to disciplines across the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

We build upon a tradition of opening philosophy up to new audiences and you can read more about the history of philosophy as a subject at Royal Holloway and Bedford Colleges

We also pleased to be a branch of the Royal Institute of Philosophy and an institutional member of the Institute of Philosophy.

You can learn more about our academic staff via our staff directory.

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