Queens Park Rangers' Joey Barton studying degree in philosophy?

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton reportedly begins studying a philosophy degree at Roehampton University.

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has reportedly decided to turn his focus to academic studies by signing up for a philosophy course.

The 31-year-old, who is known for posting the thoughts of famous philosophers such as Friedrich Nietzsche on Twitter, is believed to be studying for the degree at Roehampton University.

Barton tweeted on Thursday: "Off to my first lecture this afternoon. Eyes peeled, ears open, brain engaged..."

According to the Daily Mail, Barton was inspired to take on the course following the death of the co-founder of the Sporting Chance clinic Peter Kay.

Kay helped treat Barton through his issues during the early years of his career.

Queens Park Rangers' Joey Barton in action during the match against Sheffield Wednesday on August 3, 2013
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