Welcome to

The Department of Philosophy

Welcome to the Department of Philosophy

The Stellenbosch Department of Philosophy is one of the foremost in Africa and offers an excellent education from undergraduate to PhD level. Our staff are all internationally recognised researchers with expertise in a wide range of fields, including moral philosophy, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind and cognition, metaphysics, philosophy of language, African philosophy, phenomenology, political philosophy, feminist theory, critical legal theory and critical social theory. We also have a renowned Centre for Applied Ethics, with research units devoted to bioethics, business ethics, environmental ethics, and social and political ethics. For more information on specific programmes or initiatives, please click on the links below.

What is Philosophy?

Centre for Applied Ethics

Undergraduate Teaching

Postgraduate Programmes

Apply now for our 2024 Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Applied Ethics

Confronted by ethical issues is your profession?
Enroll for a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Ethics (offered in 2024), leading to an MPhil in Applied Ethics (offered in 2025).  



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