Philosophy

Undergraduate study

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.

If you would like to find out more about studying philosophy at Sussex, contact Mahon O'Brien, a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and our Admissions Tutor: Mahon.O-Brien@sussex.ac.uk