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    Anybody on here who is currently studying this at Durham?

    Obviously the English department has a great reputation, but was wondering what the standard of philosophy teaching is like, can't seem to find much about it.

    Any info on what offers you received grades-wise would be appreciated too :p:
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    It's not one of Durham's major research departments (like history, physics, law etc.) but then it is a smaller department and, partly due to this, excels in undergraduate teaching (rated excellent). Without continuing the stereotype than Durham's a liberal arts uni (as most of its science and many social science departments are also excellent) I don't think you can find any arts department that's resembles anything close to mediocore. One or two of the languages, possbly. Philosophy certainly isn't.

    They specialise in philosophy of mind and metaphysics mainly, but also offer some great areas like history of science and medicine.
    It's a fairly well-rounded department with some great modules. Lectures are of a high standard. Some of the tutorials can be a little stagnant though, when students just can't be bothered and the tutor (usually a postgrad) lacks the ability or inclination to provoke discussion. This doesn't happen too often though. Even so, it's probably best to avoid those 9AM tutorials and go to ones later in the day, when people are more elert :p:

    The standard of organisation is excellent and is helped by its modest size and excellent secretary. I only mention this as a fair number of Durham's departments do lack organisation and can make things frustrating. You shouldn't experience this in philosophy and, as far as I'm aware, English.
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    My housemate does English & Philosophy and she really loves both departments.
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    it is a smaller department and, partly due to this, excels in undergraduate teaching (rated excellent).
    Good point, hadn't considered this. I thought perhaps due to it being a smaller department it wasn't something taken particularly seriously by the university or whatever.

    The standard of organisation is excellent and is helped by its modest size and excellent secretary. I only mention this as a fair number of Durham's departments do lack organisation and can make things frustrating. You shouldn't experience this in philosophy and, as far as I'm aware, English.
    Also good to hear, thanks alot River, that was an epic reply, I really appreciate it.

    My housemate does English & Philosophy and she really loves both departments.
    Good to know
 
 
 

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