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Tackle the big questions that have mystified humanity since the dawn of consciousness and learn how the greatest thinkers have tried to answer them. Discuss, debate and develop your thinking as you learn invaluable skills for your future employment. This course will introduce you to the really big puzzles that have fascinated humanity for centuries. You’ll consider questions like ‘who are we?’, ‘what can we know?’ and ‘what should we do to lead worthwhile lives?’, and learn how past thinkers have attempted to answer them. With modules that focus on European philosophy, you’ll discuss and debate issues around art, science, literature and politics, and develop your thinking to become more rigorous, systematic and creative. You’ll study the ideas and arguments of some of the major philosophers in history through their own writings, and explore the fundamental theories of metaphysics, aesthetics, moral and political philosophy and literature. Philosophy will train you in skills of immediate relevance to today’s society, such as critical analysis, argument, reflection and judgement.
Year one, core modules Ancient Philosophy Rights and Responsibilities Introduction to Philosophy Western Civilisation 1: Antiquity to the Renaissance Western Civilisation 2: Reformation to the Modern Age Year one, optional modules Current Topics in Ethics Year two, core modules The Rationalists: Early Modern Philosophy The Empiricists Mind and World Ethics Year two, optional modules Philosophy of Art Existence and Authenticity Applied Ethics Year three, core modules Major Project Varieties of Scepticism Year three, optional modules Enlightenment and Modernity: The Philosophical Legacy Reason and Religious Belief Philosophy Special Subject Concepts of Good and Evil Media and Philosophy Optional modules available all years Anglia Language Programme
For a full breakdown of module options and credits, please view the module structure. You’ll demonstrate your learning through a combination of exams, essays, portfolios, presentations, reviews and reports, as well as your final-year Major Project.
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How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||Cambridge Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A levels (or equivalent).|
|A level||96 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A levels (or equivalent).|
|Access to HE Diploma||UCAS Tariff Points accepted.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.|
2020 Entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when apply opens for the exact requirements. You may also be accepted to this course with an IELTS 5.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University, but will then be required to undertake additional compulsory free English language modules in your first year
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.