‌Since the University's foundation in 1451, such figures as Francis Hutcheson, Adam Smith and Thomas Reid have put Glasgow's name indelibly on the philosophical map. Research and teaching in the present Subject area extends across the entire range of philosophy, including Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, Ethics, Aesthetics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, and 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.

Prospective undergraduates might wish to consult the Philosophy Undergraduate Degree Programme and read the Philosophy Undergraduate Study Overview, which also contains a information about how to apply.  Prospective postgraduates should consult the postgraduate section of this website.