The study of philosophy at Glasgow builds on a prestigious history that includes the achievements of great thinkers such as Francis Hutcheson, Adam Smith and Thomas Reid.

We continue our tradition of excellence with research and teaching expertise in:

  • metaphysics and epistemology
  • philosophy of mind
  • philosophy of language
  • logic
  • philosophy of mathematics
  • ethics and aesthetics
  • political philosophy
  • philosophy of religion
  • the history of philosophy

We currently have almost 1,000 undergraduate students, of whom over 180 are honours students. We have a lively graduate community of 25-30 postgraduates. If you choose to study philosophy with us, you can enjoy a supportive environment for learning, with opportunities to spend part of your degree abroad.