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Faculty of Philosophy

The Oxford Philosophy Faculty has over 150 academic members, all of whom are undertaking teaching and/or research in Philosophy at Oxford. Of these, around 60 hold permanent posts within the Faculty or the colleges; many distinguished philosophers hold posts elsewhere in the University. Oxford thus contains the largest group of philosophers in the UK, and one of the largest in the world.  It has a vigorous research culture, and performed outstandingly in the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework, achieving the highest volume of world-leading (4* ranked) philosophy research of any unit in the country.

Each year, many distinguished philosophers from around the world visit Oxford to give lectures and seminars.  There are over fourteen hundred students studying Philosophy at undergraduate level, always in combination with at least one other subject, and around 150 graduate students, about half of whom are studying for the BPhil or the specialist MSt courses in Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Physics and Practical Ethics, and the rest for the DPhil. A list of current Faculty members and their research interests can be found here.


The Faculty is located in the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter on Woodstock Road.  This is close to the centre of Oxford, with amenities such as the railway station, bus station and shops all within a 15-20 minute walk.  The faculty offices house all administrative staff and postholders such as the Faculty Board Chair.  There are also facilities available for hosting seminars and lectures.


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