- is it possible to travel into the past?
- is euthanasia morally justified?
- how does the brain give rise to consciousness?
- how much of what we think we know, do we really know, what it is to think and act rationally?
Undergraduate and postgraduate study
Philosophy is a worthwhile component of any bachelor degree. Study on campus in Armidale or fully online in your own home, or abroad.
Majors in philosophy: We offer an undergraduate major in philosophy in the Bachelor of Arts, as well as an Honours program, and degrees at Masters and PhD level.
From the courses listed below, link to the Course and Unit Catalogue, go to Course Rules and Plans, then scroll down to Program of Study.
See the list of Philosophy units in the Course and Unit Catalogue. To contact an academic or find a research supervisor, visit our staff page.
See the list of Philosophy units in the Course and Unit Catalogue.
To contact an academic or find a research supervisor, visit our staff page.
Studying philosophy at UNE, you will learn from teachers who are experienced researchers with good records of scholarly publications, each teacher with specific areas of expertise. These philosophical areas include:
- personal identity
- environmental ethics
- the social sciences
- moral philosophy
- political philosophy
- scientific method
- philosophy of physics
- philosophy and literature
- continental philosophy
- axiology, epistemology
- the literary study of religious texts
- feminist theory.
Career potential of Philosophy graduates
Philosophy graduates have an education that fits with many career sectors. Studying philosophy provides life skills that translate as skills and abilities to:
- think critically
- communicate with clarity
- solve problems
- argue convincingly.
Famous people who were philosophy majors include:
- Peter Thiel — co-founder and former CEO of Paypal
- Ethan Coen — Film director
- Angela Davis — activist, social commentator
- Steve Martin — actor and comedian
- Susan Sontag — author, filmaker, activist
- Ricky Gervais — actor, comedian.
Partnerships and networks
Language and Cognition Research Cluster
For more information about our courses and studying at UNE, please contact AskUNE.