BPhil Alumni Information

The BPhil is Oxford’s flagship two-year Masters course. It is regarded both as a training for doctoral programmes, and a basis for teaching a range of philosophical subjects. This page provides information on what graduates of the BPhil have gone on to.

26 students graduated from the BPhil in Philosophy in 2017 and 4 students graduated from the BPhil in Philosophy in February 2018

Progressed to doctoral studies in philosophy: 13
Other: 9
Unknown: 8

Jon Andersson - TBC

Rhys Borchert is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Arizona (from August 2017)

Ihsaan Faisal is currently travelling and will begin the Bank of England graduate programme from September 2018.

Juliana Gomez Puerta is currently volunteering at Polygeia, co-editing one of the projects to develop a Mental Health Recovery and Wellbeing Plan for young people for the charity Mind UK and is also a voluntary researcher for Kids Club Kampala, carrying out a project on Early Childhood Development. She is also currently applying for Masters Programmes in Public Health to begin in September 2018.

Sally Harding - TBC

Samuel Heal-Cohen - TBC

Nathaniel Helms - TBC

Maximilian Kiener is currently studying for a DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2017)

Benjamin Koons is currently working on special projects at the Lower Colorado River Authority in Austin, Texas. He will begin studying for a PhD in Philosophy at Yale University from August 2018.

Benjamin Lange is currently studying for a DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2017)

Caleb Layton - TBC

Joseph Liotta is currently working as a Software Engineer for EarnUp, a financial technology startup in San Francisco (from February 2018)

Lisa* left Oxford due to mental health issues. She is now working at a social impact venture fund in her home country, supporting entrepreneurs in building mental health initiatives and improving social integration and inclusion.

August Ludwigs is currently working as a Pricing Analyst for the Automobile Association (from July 2017)

Chenxuan (Aileen) Luo is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at Stanford University (from September 2017)

Emily Massey is currently studying for a JD at Harvard Law School (from August 2017)

Lucy McDonald is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge (from October 2017)

Sean McIntosh - TBC

Matthew McMillan is currently studying for a PhD in Mathematics at University of California, Los Angeles (from September 2017)

James Milford is currently studying for a DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2017)

Lilith Newton will be studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh from September 2018.

Gary O'Brien - TBC

Fergus Peace is currently working as a Policy Intern at Universities UK (from November 2017). Before this, he was a Policy Advisor in the Australian Civil Service.

Alexander Siantonas - TBC

Collis Tahzib is currently studying for a DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2017)

Michael Thorne is currently working for Network Homes Housing Association in London, as part of the Charityworks social sector graduate scheme (from September 2017).

Wim Vanrie is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at Ghent University.

Thomas Walton is currently studying for a DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2017)

Marissa Willis is currently working as a substitute teacher at a high school, teaching in a variety of subjects. She is also engaged in various projects such as hosting a Podcast called The Liberal Aren'ts and hopes to submit her thesis for publication soon.

Julia Wolf is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (from August 2017)

Nadja-Mira Yolcu carried out an Internship at Bertelsmann Foundation, Gutersloh Germany from September 2017 to December 2017. She is currently studying for a PhD under the supervision of Prof Wolfgang Freitag, University of Freiburg (from March 2018)

*The student has requested to stay anonymous for privacy reasons

Information last updated March 2018

18 students graduated from the BPhil in Philosophy in 2016

Progressed to doctoral studies in philosophy: 13
Other: 5
Unknown: 1

Dominik Berger is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (from September 2016)

C’Zar Bernstein will be studying for a JD in Constitutional Law at the George Washington University Law School (from September 2017)

Joe Bowen is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews (from September 2016)

Ben Brast-McKie is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2016)

Kam Chadha is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge (from September 2016)

Pieter Fritschy is currently working as an Associate at the Dutch law firm NautaDutilh.

Mark Gatten is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Toronto (from September 2016)  

Cate Gibson is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2016)

Tanya Goodchild

Kacper Kowalczyk is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2016)

Amy Levine is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Chicago (from September 2016)

Annina Loets is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2016)

Alex Lupsaiu is currently working in politics and is looking to apply to Law School in the future.

Lukas Meier is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews (from September 2016)

Matt Oliver is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2016)

Henry Phipps is currently working as a Graduate Fellow at the Carfax Education Group.

Michael Prinzing is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (from August 2017)

James Read, the winner of the 2016 Gilbert Ryle Prize for outstanding achievement in the BPhil Examination, is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2016)

Information last updated March 2018

34 students graduated from the BPhil in Philosophy in 2015

Progressed to doctoral studies in philosophy: 27
Other: 6
Unknown: 1

Ole Andreassen is currently working as an Analyst at CIL Management Consultants where he provides strategic advice to a variety of UK and international businesses. 

Chris Blake-Turner is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (from September 2015). He was awarded their Richard Brooke Fellowship, which is a university-wide competition for graduates from the UK. 

Laura Callahan (née Goins) is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at Rutgers University (from September 2015) 

Sam Carter, joint winner of the 2015 Gilbert Ryle Prize for outstanding achievement in the BPhil Examination, is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at Rutgers University (from September 2015) 

Anna Comboni is currently working as a Social Worker in a Child Protection team in South West London (from September 2016)

Michael Deigan is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at Yale University (from September 2015)

Joanna Demaree-Cotton is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at Yale University (from September 2015) 

Mark Fiddaman is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2015)

Christopher Fowles is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2015)

Steven Gubka is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin (from September 2015) 

Samuel Hughes is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge (from September 2015) 

Shr-Jie Jian is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2015)

Adam B. Kern is currently studying for a joint PhD in Politics at Princeton University and JD at New York University (from September 2015) 

James Kirkpatrick is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2015)

Daniel Kranzelbinder is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at Princeton University (from September 2015)

Jessica Laimann is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Bristol (from September 2015)

Hannah Laurens is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews (from September 2016)

Maxime Lepoutre is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge (from September 2015) 

Adam Lovett is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at New York University (from September 2015) 

James Matharu is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2015)

Yourai Mol is currently working as a Consultant at Andersson Elffers Felix (from May 2016)

Jake Nebel, joint winner of the 2015 Gilbert Ryle Prize for outstanding achievement in the BPhil Examination, is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at New York University (from September 2015)

Benjamin Paget-Woods is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Southampton (from September 2016)

Ketan Ramakrishnan is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2017)

Jacob Reynolds is currently working as a Consultant and Project Manager for the SHM Group

Alex Roberts is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2015)

Katie Robertson is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge (from September 2015) 

Ezra Rubenstein is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at Rutgers University (from September 2016).

Trevor Teitel is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at New York University (from September 2015) 

David Tena Cucala went on to complete an MSc in Computer Science at the University of Oxford (September 2015 - June 2016) and is now studying for a DPhil in Computer Science also at Oxford (from September 2016)

Ralph Weir is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge (from September 2015) 

James Wilson is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Bristol (from September 2016)

Wes Wrigley is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge (from September 2015) 

Information last updated March 2018

24 students graduated from the BPhil in Philosophy in 2014

Progressed to doctoral studies in philosophy: 15
Other: 8
Unknown: 1

Matt Bird is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2014)

Joseph Carlsmith is will be studying for a PhD in Philosophy at New York University from September 2016.

Jonathan Courtney is currently the Assistant Executive Director of the Giving What We Can project at the Centre for Effective Altruism

Florian Dahl is currently working as a Management Consultant (from January 2015) 

Luke Davies is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2014)

Andreas Ditter is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at New York University (from September 2014) 

Lyndon Entwistle currently holds a teaching position in the Humanities and Philosophy Departments at Dawson College in Westmount, Quebec. 

Jonathan Erhardt is the founder and CEO of Cosmoscope GmbH, a computer game company (from March 2015). He also worked as a Research Associate with the Effective Altruism Foundation in Switzerland (August 2014 - August 2015)

Pit Genot is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Zurich (UZH) (from September 2014) 

Yoel Hanohov

Michelle Liu is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2014)

Antonio Mateiro is currently working as a Departmental Administrative Assistant at Imperial College London (from January 2016)

Samuel Meister is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at Brown University (from September 2014) 

Kian Mintz-Woo is currently studying for a PhD in Climate Ethics at the University of Graz (from September 2014). He will a postdoctoral Research Associate working on Climate Ethics at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University (from September 2018)

Alexander Moran is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge (from September 2014)

Beau Mount, the winner of the 2014 Gilbert Ryle Prize for outstanding achievement in the BPhil Examination, is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2014)

David Schroeren is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at Princeton University (from September 2014)

Bastian Stern is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2014)

Athamos Stradis is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at Kings College London (from September 2015)

J. Teru Thomas progressed to the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford in September 2014, which he completed in November 2016. He is now a Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from October 2016)

Kevin Tobia completed a JD in Law at Yale Law School in 2018. He is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at Yale University.

Aron Vallinder is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the London School of Economics (from September 2014) 

Jacob Williamson is a Research Associate at Adamson & Partners (from September 2016)

Ben Zelenka Martin is a Commercial Barrister, practising from One Essex Court Chambers (from October 2017)

Information last updated March 2018

17 students graduated from the BPhil in Philosophy in 2013

Progressed to doctoral studies in philosophy: 9
Other: 7
Unknown: 1

Kevin Ashby is practising law as the Assistant General Counsel of the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City.  He is also an Adjunct Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where he teaches Public Health Law and Bioethics and the Law.

Hamish Bridges is currently working as a Brexit Business Analyst at UBS (from April 2018)

Simon Brown is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at Columbia University (from September 2013)

William Clark is currently working as a Full Stack Blockchain Developer at Lisk (from July 2017)

Neil Dewar, the winner of the 2013 Gilbert Ryle Prize for outstanding achievement in the BPhil Examination, progressed to the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford in September 2013, which he completed in September 2016. He is now an Assistant Professor at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (from October 2016)

Nora Heinzelmann studied for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge (from September 2013 - April 2017). She is now working as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (from May 2017)

Claire Hogg

William Jefferson is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2013) 

Alexander Kaiserman progressed to the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2013), and took up an Associate Professorship in Philosophy and Tutorial Fellowship at Balliol College, University of Oxford, in September 2016. 

Joshua Layton-Wood is currently working as a Purchasing Systems Subject Manager Expert for Jaguar Land Rover (from October 2016)

Vivek Mathew is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at Cornell University (from September 2013)

Carly Minsky is currently the Student Content Editor for The Times Higher Education and World University Rankings.

Robert Mullins progressed to the DPhil in Law at the University of Oxford in September 2013, which he completed in November 2016. He is now a Lecturer at the School of Law at the University of Queensland (from July 2015)

Shivani Radhakrishnan is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy at Columbia University (from September 2014)

Stefan Riedener progressed to the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford in September 2013, which he completed in March 2015. He has accepted a job offer to be a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Zurich (from June 2016)

Michael Sadler is the CEO/Co-Founder of a new ice-cream company and café being launched in Brooklyn, NYC, called Republic of Booza.

Andy Yu progressed to the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford in September 2013, which he completed in December 2016. He is now a Law Student at the University of Toronto (from September 2016) 

Information last updated March 2018

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