The Department of Philosophy at Durham University is one of the best in the UK, with 90% of the research assessed from Philosophy graded at least of International Quality in the RAE 2008. 55% of the Department's research was recognised as Internationally Excellent or World Leading (3* and 4*). The Complete University Guide 2008 placed it 4th out of other UK philosophy departments, and the Times Good University Guide 2010 placed it 5th nationally.

In Scotland, St Andrews and Stirling together form a premier centre for philosophy and one of the best philosophy schools in the UK. The St Andrews and Stirling Graduate Programme in Philosophy (SASP) is taught by the Philosophy Departments in the Universities of St Andrews and Stirling. In the latest Philosophical Gourmet Report (PGR), produced by Professor Brian Leiter of the University of Texas at Austin, SASP was rated the 2nd best philosophy program in the UK.

Top UK institutions for Philosophy:

The Times League Table 2010 (Top 10 list):
1 Cambridge
2 Oxford
3 LSE
4 St Andrews
5 Durham
6 Sheffield
7 UCL
=7 King's College London
9 Aberdeen
10 Bristol

The Times League Table 2006 (Top 20):
1 Oxford 100
2 Cambridge 99
3 King's Col London 97.9
4 Sheffield 94.1
5 Warwick 93.4
6 Brighton 92.8
7 Durham 92.2
8 York 92.1
9 Bristol 91.1
10 Essex 90.8
11 St Andrews 90.3
12 Sussex 89.6
12 UCL 89.6
14 Liverpool 88.4
15 Manchester 88.1
16 Southampton 87.9
16 Leeds 87.9
18 East Anglia 87.5
19 Kent 87.1
20 LSE 86.8
20 Reading 86.8
 
Guardian 2004 League Table (Top 20):
1 Oxford
2 Cambridge
3 University College London
4 Wolverhampton
5 London Schl of Economics
6 King's Col, London
7 Bolton Institute of HE
8 Middlesex
9 Essex
10 Warwick
11 York
12 Keele
13 Durham
14 Bristol
15 Glasgow
16 Hertfordshire
17 Ulster
18 St Andrews
19 Sussex
20 Sheffield

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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