Undergraduate Philosophy


Lancaster allows you to study philosophy, the oldest academic subject, in a flexible way, in a friendly and supportive campus environment. Philosophy is the careful, critical, and reasoned engagement with a wide range of fundamental questions about human existence; about art, politics, justice, right and wrong, truth and knowledge, faith and reason. Here at Lancaster we approach these questions not only through the history of philosophy, examining figures such as Plato, Descartes and Nietzsche, but also via contemporary philosophical discussion of a wide range of important and relevant topics. Lancaster is distinctive in having a large proportion of applied philosophy experts within the Department; who provide philosophical input into public policy and the law, both nationally and internationally. Lancaster offers a flexible degree system which allows you to take joint (or combined) honours degrees, and to study other subjects alongside Philosophy. This flexibility means you can tailor your studies to your interests and strengths rather than being constrained by the choices that you make before university; you can even change your degree course provided you have done the appropriate first year modules. Please do contact us if you have any further questions about studying Philosophy at Lancaster.