About the Department

Welcome to Philosophy at UCC

Philosophy at UCC has particular strengths in contemporary issues in philosophy, from Ethics to Philosophy of Science, and it is the only programme in Ireland to offer several courses in East Asian philosophy to undergraduates.  We combine these fields to offer complementary courses in topics such as:

  • free will and moral responsibility
  • political theory and applied philosophy
  • motivation and moral psychology
  • cognition, agency, and phenomenology

In a friendly and supportive environment, students learn to master complex material and apply it to concrete problems, to develop cogent and clear arguments and present them in professional contexts.

Philosophy is one of the three constitutive disciplines of the Politics programme at UCC. In cooperation with other disciplines across the college, we also host an interdisciplinary postgraduate programme in Health and Society.

For more information on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, please see the links to the left.

Department of Philosophy


2,3 & 4 Elderwood, College Road, Cork