About Philosophy

We were placed 36th in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.

Study opportunities in Philosophy

Philosophy examines fundamental questions concerning human nature and our place in the world. For example, how should we live? What is ultimately real? And what are the limits of knowledge?

Our programmes explore different areas and styles of philosophy, from Plato to environmental philosophy. We also offer specialised study opportunities in Logic and Computation.

Philosophy staff and research

Philosophy at the University of Auckland has an established international reputation for research. We have experts in Asian, ancient, medieval, continental European, and political philosophy, as well as in ethics, epistemology, logic, and the philosophy of arts, language, science and religion.

Find out more about staff research in Philosophy.

Our graduates

The study of Philosophy can develop valuable skills for a variety of careers: the ability to reason carefully, analyse arguments, and express complex ideas clearly and concisely. Philosophy graduates have gone on to careers in business, government, information technology, education and research.

Meet some of our students and graduates