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University of Sussex: Literature and Philosophy

Institution University of Sussex View institution profile
Department English
Telephone 01273 678932
Study type Taught


Study in a stimulating environment for creative thinking, open discussion and critical engagement.

This course builds on the longstanding tradition of interdisciplinary research and teaching at Sussex. You’ll draw on ideas from literature, philosophy (analytic and continental), psychology and intellectual history. You’ll also benefit from activities organised by the Literature and Philosophy Research Network.

You have the opportunity to examine central topics at the intersection of philosophy and literature, such as: - the autonomy of the work of art

  • literature as philosophy

  • ethics and literature

  • the experience of reading

  • style and narrative

  • modernism and modernity.


We are a research-intensive campus university with an excellent international reputation, located within the vibrant seaside city of Brighton & Hove. We welcome spirited students who want to study in a creative and intellectually-challenging environment.

We have been ranked 1st in the world for Development Studies for seven consecutive years in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017-2023.


A uniquely Sussex education
We offer over 200 postgraduate courses designed to enable you to make a positive difference in the world.

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