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TOP UK Universities Rankings for Philosophy 2021


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TOP UK Universities Rankings for Philosophy 2021

Introducing the ranking of the best universities in Britain for studying philosophy. Philosophy is a specific area that teaches you to think critically and react to what is happening, ask questions about the world and find them. Students of British universities learn from the best teachers, academics and recognized experts in the field.

Students who have chosen faculties of philosophy study ethics, logic, theory of knowledge, learn to think critically and reflect. Universal education opens many doors for graduates: they pursue careers in journalism, politics, law and pedagogy. Many universities offer study in related fields - classical and modern languages, programming. Many programs allow students to choose study modules on their own, for example:

  • history of philosophy
  • ancient philosophy
  • epistemology
  • metaphysics
  • political philosophy
  • philosophy of science
  • experimental philosophy.

You can choose from undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and short courses. Many of them are available online. The training takes place in English and can last from one month to five 5 years, depending on the course.

Rank Institution Entry Standards Student Satisfaction Research Quality Research Intensity Graduate Prospects Overall Score
1 Oxford 212   3.31 1 84 100
2 Cambridge 193   3.06 1 84 97.4
3 St Andrews 202 4.37 3.21 0.98 68 94.3
4 London School of Economics 171 3.82 3.21 0.92 90 94
5 University College London 180 4 3.2 1 80 93.7
6 Exeter 175 4.06 2.99 1 84 93.5
7 Durham 201 4.04 2.82 0.82 80 93.5
8 Bristol 177   3.12 0.85 72 93.3
9 Birmingham 155 4.04 3.3 0.88 80 92.3
10 Warwick 163 4.09 3.22 0.9 74 91.8
11 Newcastle 139 3.98 3.46 0.8 82 91.8
12 Lancaster 149 4.03 3.15 1 78 91.3
13 Edinburgh 177 3.89 3.2 0.94 68 91.2
14 Royal Holloway, University of London 131 4.16 2.81 0.95 84 90.4
15 Sheffield 144 4.11 3.18 0.96 72 90.4
16 Southampton 139 4.27 2.86 0.92 76 90.1
17 King's College London 177 4 3.23 0.96 58 90
18 York 144 4.1 2.74 1 78 90
19 Sussex 136 3.91 2.98 0.81 82 89.9
20 Manchester 162 3.9 2.86 0.85 74 89.9
21 SOAS University of London 150 4.12 3.04 0.75   89.7
22 Leeds 153 4.01 3.12 0.81 66 89.2
23 Aberdeen 160 4.31 2.75 0.95 62 89
24 Nottingham 142 4.06 2.8 0.93 72 88.8
25 Liverpool 129 4.04 2.79 0.89 78 88.7
26 Stirling 175 3.99 2.71 0.78 64 88.7
27 Liverpool Hope 112 4.59 2.37 0.83 78 87.9
28 Kent 120 4.07 2.72 1 72 87.4
29 Glasgow 162 3.8 2.57 0.85 62 86.8
30 Hertfordshire 99 4.08 2.78 0.95 76 86.8
31 Cardiff 134 3.81 2.85 1 64 86.6
32 Essex 104 4.06 3.19 0.86 66 86.6
33 Queen's, Belfast 140 4 2.98 1 54 86.4
34 Roehampton 104 4.02 2.47 0.97 78 86.4
35 Keele 115 4.17 2.73 0.8 64 85.7
36 Goldsmiths, University of London 121 3.99 2.5 0.95   85.2
37 Central Lancashire 116 4.68 2.63 0.31 60 85.2
38 East Anglia (UEA) 128 3.96 2.88 0.79 56 85.1
39 Dundee 155 4.09 2.68 1 42 84.8
40 Reading 122 3.97 2.72 0.93 56 84.6
41 Brighton 102 4.37 2.95 0.3 58 84.1
42 Bath Spa 87 4.22 2.15 0.22 80 83.5
43 Nottingham Trent 115 4.22 2.81 0.29 54 83.4
44 Manchester Metropolitan 120 4.15 2.26 0.8 56 83.2
45 Bangor 123 4.81     60 83.1
46 Oxford Brookes 109 4.41 2.3 0.53 58 83.1
47 Gloucestershire 103 4.29 2.21 0.53   82.5
48 Anglia Ruskin 106 4.28     72 82.4
49 Hull 115 4.14 2.22 0.9 48 81.7
50 West of England, Bristol 104 4.31 2.45 0.86 36 80.3
51 Chichester 95 3.89       77.4
52 Leeds Trinity 103 3.73     48 76.8
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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