Philosophy

Philosophy Courses Online & in London

From the meaning of life to moral dilemmas: explore the big questions that philosophers and thinkers have been pondering for centuries. Our part-time, evening and weekend courses cover a vast range of subjects including politics, art and ethics. Or you can delve into the history and philosophy of mathematics, discovering how it has shaped our scientific understanding from the early Greek innovators to the present day.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

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  1. Philosophy and the psyche
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anita Kasabova
    What is the psyche and how is it lodged in the body? This course explores the psyche and its connections with the body through a philosophical lens from the ancient Greeks to current discussions.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  2. An introduction to critical thinking
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Louis Tsang
    It is all too easy to read and spread information from social media and the internet. But does this mean we can draw useful conclusions from the information we are exposed to? The course provides essential tools for us to be good thinkers in this information age.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
  3. Introduction to Marxist philosophy
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Oliver Josiah
    This course is intended as an introduction to the philosophy of Karl Marx and later Marxists such as Vladimir Lenin, Eduard Bernstein, and Rosa Luxemburg.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  4. Philosophy and cinema encounters
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Daniel Weizman
    We explore the intersection of film and philosophy, engaging with the works of influential thinkers and film makers. Together, we discover how cinema opens new possibilities to examine enduring philosophical questions concerning the mind, reality, identity, and ideology.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
  5. Purposeful minds: philosophy for societal change
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 29 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vina Theodorakopoulou
    Embark on a transformational journey. Uncover the deep-rooted connection between philosophy, individual and collective purpose, and social impact in this interactive 5-hour course.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  6. Philosophy of art
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Christopher Horner
    Why do we value art? For the pleasure it gives us, the emotion it expresses, its truthfulness, its form? In this introduction to the philosophy of art we will consider various approaches to these questions and others.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
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  8. Philosophy reading group: Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (Part 1)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Christopher Horner
    Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit is a key text in philosophy. Exciting and influential, it is also a dense and challenging read. This reading reading group aims to help you grasp its arguments and ideas.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £289.00 Senior fee £289.00 Concession £188.00
  9. How should we reason? An introduction to logic
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Oliver Josiah
    Philosophical Logic is the study of the rules of correct reasoning. This course will introduce you to some widely accepted rules of correct reasoning and teach you how to describe these rules with mathematical precision.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
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  10. African political philosophy
    Course start date:  Wed 25 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ovett Nwosimiri
    This course is an introduction to African political philosophy.Over nine sessions we will engage with the discourse and what is African about its political philosophy. We will explore the rich and diverse tradition of political thought in Africa. We will delve into the historical, cultural, and philosophical foundations of African political philosophy.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  11. Philosophy and literature: from existentialism to (post)modernism
    Course start date:  Fri 27 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Barrie Selwyn
    Literature provides a very effective springboard into the understanding of the developing notions of selfhood and human nature in the history of ideas and philosophy sharpens our understanding of literature within the broader context of this history.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
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