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Department of Philosophy

Alex Thornton

“I’m soon to start my third year on the single honours philosophy course. My dissertation work is looking at the ethical dimensions in the field of Artificial Intelligence, particularly focussing on to what extent a robot could ever be considered a moral agent. The programme has been excellent in providing me the platform and the freedom to develop my academic interests across a range of topics. The philosophy department have also been tremendous in guiding me and helping to translate this interest into critical research and analysis. The skill set I have gained from this has opened up a wide range of possible career paths for me in the future, and although I am still deciding which direction to go in, my degree has given me the flexibility and transferable skills to help me attract a range of employers.”