Dundee is unique in Scotland in specialising in continental philosophy. This means we teach philosophy primarily through reading and discussing key texts from the European tradition, including some of the most exciting thinkers of the last century: Nietzsche, Sartre, Foucault, Deleuze, and de Beauvoir, for example.
We explore how philosophy is important to real-world concerns and contemporary issues by: drawing on films and artworks in our lectures; discussing important scientific developments; debating controversial ethical issues; looking at how texts written three hundred years ago can be relevant to political situations today.
You will be encouraged to make links between philosophy and other subjects, such as politics, literature, film, the environment, psychology, and computer science.
2023 entry requirements:
4 Highers at AABB (BBBB for widening access entry) plus English at National 5.
Advanced entry to 2nd year available with Advanced Highers at AB and Highers at BB (in different subjects).