The Philosophy programme at UWE offers an exciting and distinctive course of study, examining the big questions that shape our lives and underpin all other academic disciplines; questions about the nature of existence, knowledge, truth, beauty, justice, and goodness. We explore these questions directly but one of the distinctive features of Philosophy at UWE is its broad historical range. Students have the opportunity to see the way in which philosophers have tackled these questions from the earliest beginnings of the subject in Ancient Greece, through Plato and Aristotle, later ancient philosophy, medieval philosophy, early modern philosophers such as Descartes and Hume, Kant, nineteenth century German philosophers such as Nietzsche, and twentieth century and contemporary debates. This breadth gives students a substantial foundation for their own philosophical work, which they can explore in depth during a dissertation project. Throughout the course students are encouraged to tackle the big philosophical problems for themselves, critically engaging with some of the greatest minds and most complex texts in Western thought. Staff are enthusiastic and passionate about philosophy, and all engage in their own research projects, which often feed back into teaching, keeping the curriculum fresh and exciting.