University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Philosophy (Foundation Entry)

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Course summary

Course overview

  • On our fascinating Philosophy Foundation Entry course you’ll study both traditional and modern European Philosophy as you interrogate what it means to be human and wrestle with some of the most profound issues that have occupied leading thinkers throughout the history of civilisation.
  • You’ll explore traditional areas of theoretical philosophy including metaphysics, epistemology, moral theory, and the philosophy of mind and language. You’ll also explore modern European philosophy and applied ethics.
  • As the course progresses, you’ll develop the personal and intellectual skills needed for any career that involves thinking, talking or writing about your ideas.
  • Our Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s a great stepping stone to a full degree.
Why study with us
  • Philosophy at our University is ranked 1st in the UK for overall student satisfaction, assessment and feedback, and academic support - National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • Our Philosophy courses were ranked top in the North West in the 2019 Guardian League Table.
  • Our academics are active researchers, working in areas such as bioethics, professional ethics, philosophy of mind and mental health.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Compulsory Modules; Essential Study Skills for Higher Education, Developing Academic Knowledge, Target Award Extended Study, Learning by Experience. Year Long Modules; Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice, Introduction to Education, Childhood and Deaf Studies, Introduction to History, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Sociology, Film and Media Theory, Introduction to Literature, Introduction to Creative Writing, Themes in Archaeology, Introduction to Psychology Year 2: Compulsory modules: Reason and Argument, Knowledge and Freedom, Problems in Contemporary Applied Ethics, The Value of Knowledge. Options: Science Fiction and Philosophy, Crime and Morality, Politics, Power and the State, + one further ‘elective’ option. Year 3: Compulsory modules: Metaphysics and Epistemology, Foundations of Ethics, Phenomenology and Existentialism. Options: Philosophy of Mind, History of Political Ideas, Philosophy of Religion, plus one further ‘elective’ option. Year 4: Compulsory modules: Contemporary Ethical Theory, Modern European Thought, Philosophy Dissertation. Options: Philosophy of Language, Humanity, Values and the Environment, Philosophy and Popular Culture, Contemporary Anglo-American Political Philosophy


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P257
Institution code:
C30
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
U

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
89%
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1
Channel Islands £6000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £6,000, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Philosophy (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS