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Studying Philosophy in Oxford

Both the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University rank among the top five philosophy departments in the UK, owing to the city’s rich academic history and intellectual climate. Though they are very separate institutions, the two universities often come together to organise local events, lectures and workshops in accordance with Oxford’s long-standing reputation as the philosophical capital of the UK.
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University of Oxford
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As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, the University of Oxford’s reputation speaks for itself. Ancient, respected and at the very bleeding edge of modern scholarship, a number of notable philosophers have been educated at Oxford, including John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Jeremy Bentham, John Norris, and more recently Daniel Dennett, Peter Singer, Thomas Nagel, and Galen Strawson.

Click here for details on undergraduate study at the University of Oxford, and here for postgraduate programmes.

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Oxford Brookes University
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Established in 1865, Oxford Brookes University is considered the oldest and most influential of the UK’s new universities, with notable alumni including Jonny Greenwood, Channel 4’s Jon Snow, former MPs Lynne Featherstone, Patrick Hall and Chris Kelly, Steve Ridgway, and the famous architect Yasmeen Lari. Its philosophy department, ranked among the best in the UK, provides unique, modernised courses supported by a host of respected lecturers. Its campus atop Harcourt Hill was once the site of Westminster College, Oxford. Click here for information on undergraduate study at Oxford Brookes University, and here postgraduate programmes.

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Queries
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Useful Links
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Why Philosophy Matters

Why Study Philosophy? ‘To Challenge Your Own Point of View’

Studying at the University of Oxford

Why Study at Oxford Brookes?

Oxford Philosophy Society

The Royal Institute of Philosophy

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