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News: UWE Philosophy ranked 9th in 2014 Guardian University Guide.
Philosophy at the University of the West of England comprises a small, friendly, energetic group, actively engaged in research, with particular expertise in the Philosophy of Nature, post-Kantian philosophy, German Idealism, Phenomenology, Contemporary French and Italian Philosophy, Feminism, the Philosophy of Health and Medicine, Philosophical Anthropology, and Political Thought.
We pride ourselves on a broad and open-minded approach to philosophy, eschewing arbitrary divisions between analytic and continental philosophy and taking seriously the enduring importance of the history of philosophy, which we attempt to teach without any serious gaps, from the Pre-Socratics to Neo-Platonic and Hellenistic philosophy, to Mediaeval and Early Modern Thought, right up to the most contemporary Continental European and Anglo-American philosophers.
We are currently rated ninth among all Philosophy programmes in the United Kingdom (according to the Guardian league table), and have, since our inception in 2006, been in or just below the top ten. In 2013, Philosophy achieved a 100% result for 'overall course satisfaction' in the National Student Survey.
We also put on a wide range of public events, including a regular series of Royal Institute of Philosophy lectures in the centre of Bristol. You can find us on Facebook, where you can access video and audio content of UWE Philosophers in action. You can also follow us on Twitter. Our students run a flourishing Philosophy Society that puts on its own range of academic and social events.
The home of UWE Philosophy is the quiet, friendly, and attractive St Matthias campus, centred around nineteenth century neo-gothic college buildings, midway between the railway stations of Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads, with the centre of Bristol close at hand.