- Philosophy at Sussex is ranked in the top 10 in the UK in The Sunday Times University Guide 2012 and The Times Good University Guide 2013 and in the top 20 in the UK in The Complete University Guide 2012-13 and The Guardian University Guide 2013.
- Philosophy at Sussex was rated 18th in the UK for research in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). 100 per cent of our research was rated as recognised internationally or higher, and 60 per cent rated as internationally excellent or higher.
In the Department of Philosophy, we are dedicated to making your experience of undergraduate study exciting, challenging, rigorous, engaging and rewarding:
Philosophy deals with fundamental questions about the world and our place in it. It asks questions such as:
- What is a human being?
- What is the role of the state?
- What is consciousness?
- What is meaning?
- Are there any good arguments for the existence of God?
- Are there moral facts?
- What is art?
As a philosophy student at Sussex, you will be introduced to the complexities of such questions, and to possible answers, through the writings of major thinkers, both past and present. Such questions are treated seriously and rigorously, with careful attention to their complexities, and with the aim of establishing true answers to them.