University of Southampton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Philosophy

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Course summary

Philosophy is the most ancient of academic disciplines, yet the uncertainties of modern living make the traditional philosophical challenges even more pressing in the 21st century. Studying philosophy at degree level will enable you to explore fundamental concepts and profound questions, while developing the analytical and problem solving skills that will be invaluable in your future career. Our courses are taught by philosophy experts with an exceptional breadth of interests. Whether you want to know more about Nietzsche, or to engage with Ethics, the Philosophy of Maths, or Aesthetics, you'll be able to choose from a wide range of options that draw upon our cutting-edge research.

Course details

Modules

Ethics; Reason and Argument; Knowledge and Mind; Puzzles of Art & Literature; Political Philosophy; Faith and Reason; Existentialism; Aesthetics; Philosophy of Mind; Continental Philosophy; Political Thinkers; Philosophy of Language; Moral Philosophy; Logic; Epistemology; Kant; Nietzsche; Philosophy of Sex; Self-Knowledge; Happiness and Well-being; Philosophy of Mathematics; Action, Reason and Ethics; The Ethics of Belief; Other Minds; Islamic Philosophy.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
V500
Institution code:
S27
Campus name:
Main Site - Highfield Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applicants with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate. You will be expected to attain an A level equivalent standard. The University of Southampton requires all applicants to achieve at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics GCSEs (taken in England) or a Grade C in both subjects (where taken in Northern Ireland or Wales). Some degree subjects stipulate specific additional GCSE minimum grades, which will be specified as part of the individual degree programme entry requirements. For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Admissions Team at [email protected]


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £19300 Year 1
EU £19300 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see our website for further details and updates: www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/fees-funding.page
Philosophy at University of Southampton - UCAS