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Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy, Old Elvet. Picture given to Professor Colin Grant by his wife Alison; donated to the department in 1981, in line with her wishes

The Department of Philosophy at Durham is one of six departments that make up the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. We are an open and friendly department, which accommodates work in 'analytic' and 'Continental' Western philosophical traditions, with research expertise in the history of women in philosophy, from the fifth to the twentieth century.

We have the third highest employability rate among all of the Departments in Durham University with 94% of Philosophy leavers from Durham University securing employment and/or going on to further study within six months of graduating in 2016/17.

Our home on Old Elvet (pictured above) includes our department library, common room, post-graduate study room and our own garden. The department is home to the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS).

Contact Information

Departmental Address
Department of Philosophy
Durham University
50 Old Elvet
United Kingdom

General Enquiries
Tel UG: +44 (0)191 334 6559
Tel PG: +44 (0)191 334 6553
Tel Departmental Manager: +44 (0)191 334 6550

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Undergraduate Coordinator

Postgraduate Secretary


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